ISBN-10: 023117148X

ISBN-13: 9780231171489

Alain Badiou is arguably the main major thinker in Europe this present day. Badiou’s seminars, given each year on significant conceptual and ancient themes, represent an significantly very important a part of his paintings. They served as laboratories for his concept and public illuminations of his advanced rules but stay little identified. This booklet, the transcript of Badiou’s year-long seminar at the psychoanalytic idea of Jacques Lacan, is the 1st quantity of his seminars to be released in English, establishing up a brand new and very important element of his thinking.

In a hugely unique and compelling account of Lacan’s concept and healing perform, Badiou considers the problem that Lacan poses to primary philosophical subject matters akin to being, the topic, and fact. Badiou argues that Lacan is a novel determine of the “anti-philosopher,” a sequence of thinkers stretching again to Saint Paul and together with Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, with Lacan because the final nice anti-philosopher of modernity. The e-book bargains a forceful interpreting of an enigmatic but foundational philosopher and sheds mild at the the most important position that Lacan performs in Badiou’s personal idea. This seminar, extra obtainable than a few of Badiou’s tougher works, might be profoundly worthwhile for the various readers throughout educational disciplines, artwork and literature, and political activism who locate his concept essential.

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