Philosophy For Militants by Alain BadiouPhilosophy For Militants by Alain Badiou

Philosophy For Militants

byAlain BadiouTranslated byBruno Bosteels

Paperback | May 5, 2015

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An urgent and provocative account of the modern ‘militant’, a transformative figure at the front line of emancipatory politics. Around the world, recent events have seen the creation of a radical phalanx comprising students, the young, workers and immigrants. It is Badiou’s contention that the politics of such militants should condition the tasks of philosophy, even as philosophy clarifies the truth of our political condition.

To resolve the conflicts between politics, philosophy and democracy, Badiou argues for a resurgent communism – returning to the original call for universal emancipation and organizing for militant struggle.
Alain Badiou teaches philosophy at the École normale supérieure and the Collège international de philosophie in Paris. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works, including Theory of the Subject, Being and Event, Manifesto for Philosophy, and Gilles Deleuze. His rec...
Title:Philosophy For MilitantsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 7.74 × 5.1 × 0.29 inPublished:May 5, 2015Publisher:Verso BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1781688699

ISBN - 13:9781781688694


Rated 4 out of 5 by from great little book quick read from our greatest living philosopher - I'll need to reread it
Date published: 2017-07-25

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