Presenting Alain Badiou

Alex Ling

in Badiou and Cinema

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780748641130
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652631 | DOI:
Presenting Alain Badiou

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This chapter offers a brief introduction to Alain Badiou's philosophy. It highlights the crucial role of ‘conditioning’ and discusses Badiou's concept of ‘inaesthetics’, or his approach to art, which treats it as a condition of philosophy. The chapter analyses Badiou's major works including L'Etre et l'événement and proposes more cogent hypotheses as to why Badiou escaped Anglophone attention for so long.

Keywords: Alain Badiou; philosophy; conditioning; inaesthetics; art; L'Etre et l'événement

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Subjects: Philosophy

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