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Preview — Pocket Pantheon by Alain Badiou. Suffice to say that badioy is by no means an introduction to the key figures of postwar philosophy; if it was, it would be appallingly French and – with the exception of the final chapter on Pocet Proust- male. Figures of Postwar Philosophy. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Miller – – Garland. It should also be said that, as little as you might glean from the text of the chapters themselves, there is enough here to pique interest in French philosophers who decidedly aren’t read much in Britain – if they are translated at all – and it’s worth reading it is, after all, quite cheap just for those moments of discovery.

Sometimes this has the tone of a clarification about his personal bias; other times it makes his prior homage seem to lose part of its sincerity.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This book is a quick read that’s a tour through 20th century French philosophy. A European Review 22 4: Alain Badiou draws on his encounters with this pantheon — his teachers, opponents and allies — to offer unique insights into both the authors and their work.


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Learning to Live Finally: A series of Badiou’s reminiscences and memorials for late peers in the French philosophy game. Tom rated it liked it Feb 17, Mar 21, Pqntheon Farrow rated it it was ok Shelves: Trained as a mathematician, Alain Badiou is one of the most original French philosophers today.

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What’s really contained in this collection is the opposite; 13 essay-eulogies dedicated to lost French philosophers, most of which w I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little bit glad to be done with this book, and not only because some of it was obscure and impenetrable to me. Hardcoverpages.

All in all it would be difficult to recommend this book to anyone unless what I describe above genuinely intrigued you. Ilse Ps rated it really liked it Aug 14, I’ll probably return to this some time in the future, when I’m more knowledgable on the figures and context panthron permeate this work, but for now I’m in no hurry to dwell on what I read.

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Collected here are not introductory essays about eleven philosophers from post-war France, but eleven eulogies of one sort or another, each coming from a different publication or event and each with an entirely different audience from the one preceding it.


Influenced by Plato, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Jacques Lacan and Gilles Deleuze, he is pockeh outspoken critic of both the analytic as well as the postmodern schools of thoughts.

nadiou In some essays, not much training in philosophy is necessary to follow the thread of Badiou’s remarks; in others he burrows deep into what will sound like opaque jargon to non-specialists.

He is the author of several successful novels and plays as well as more than a dozen philosophical works. Much of Badiou’s life has been shaped by his dedication to the consequences of the May revolt in Paris.

His philosophy seeks to expose and make sense of the potential of radical innovation revolution, invention, transfiguration in every situation. Some of the pieces are really good. To ask other readers questions about Pocket Pantheonplease sign up.

Pocket Pantheon by Alain Badiou

His comments on these philosophers are interesting enough as philosophy, but also as history – as fragments of relationships which remind us that philosophy is a world as much as a field. View all pockst comments. Science Logic and Mathematics. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.