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Badiou and the Philosophers: Interrogating 1960s French Philosophy Alain Badiou

Badiou and the Philosophers: Interrogating 1960s French Philosophy

Alain Badiou

Published March 14th 2013
ISBN : 9781441109590
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192 pages
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 About the Book 

Between 1965 and 1968, the celebrated French philosopher Alain Badiou hosted a televised series in which he interviewed some of the most influential contemporary philosophers of the period, including Michel Foucault, Paul Ricoeur, Michel Henry andMoreBetween 1965 and 1968, the celebrated French philosopher Alain Badiou hosted a televised series in which he interviewed some of the most influential contemporary philosophers of the period, including Michel Foucault, Paul Ricoeur, Michel Henry and Michel Serres. This book presents the first English-language translation of those interviews. Although Badiou had yet to publish the books that would go on to mark him out as the leading thinker of his generation (Being and Event and Logics of Worlds), his unique approach and highly original ideas are present in each discussion and the interviews present his philosophical origins in a lively and engaging context. More importantly these highly accessible and entertaining interviews provide a snapshot of French philosophy in the 1960s, setting the scene for the very public and political context of philosophy in the period immediately preceding the events of May 68, where philosophy played a crucial role. The book includes a new essay by Badiou in which he reflects on the project 30 years on.