Think Again: Alain Badiou and the Future of Philosophy

October 31, 2020
Think Again: Alain Badiou and the Future of Philosophy

Slavoj Žižek is not alone in thinking that Alain Badiou's recentwork is "the event of contemporary philosophy." ThinkAgain, the first publication of its kind, goes a long waytowards justifying his assessment. Badiou is nothing if notpolemical and the most suitable way to approach his philosophy isprecisely through the controversies it creates. This book, whichopens with an introduction aimed at readers new to Badiou's work,presents a range of essays which explore Badiou's most contentiousclaims in the fields of ontology, politics, ethics andaesthetics.Alain Badiou has devised perhaps the only truly inventivephilosophy of the subject since Sartre. Almost alone among hispeers, Badiou's work promises a genuine renewal of philosophy, asubject he sees as conditioned by innovation in spheres rangingfrom radical politics to artistic experimentation to mathematicalformalization.