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I’ll probably return to this some time in the future, when I’m more knowledgable on the figures and context that permeate this work, but for now I’m in no hurry to dwell on what I read. Some of the pieces are really good.

Pocket Pantheon

Brian pantehon it it was ok Apr 11, Badiou and the Philosophers: 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 3 comments.

Much of Badiou’s life has been shaped by his badioi to the consequences of the May revolt in Paris. Of all those addressed in this book, he’s the figure I know the most about, so I was both pleasantly introduced to the book, and disappointed that his presence within it was so brief; badoiu Sartre chapter was also interesting, offering a pretty unique perspective on the man; the Hippolite chapter which follows was one of the more enjoyable for sure.


All in all it would be difficult to recommend this book to anyone unless what I describe above genuinely intrigued you.

French Philosophy Since Bruns – – Fordham University Press. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He also seemed to be spending a lot of time explicating and perhaps pamtheon against Deleuze.

This book is a quick read that’s a tour through 20th century French philosophy. His philosophy seeks to expose and make sense of the potential of radical innovation revolution, invention, transfiguration in every situation.

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.

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Pocket Pantheon: Figures of Postwar Philosophy

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The whole package feels a little superfluous. That shouldn’t be surprising, as Badiou himself nears the end of his life panthepn aware of his status as the last of the youngest generation of philosophers active in But many of his subjects, maybe a bit over half if I recall, are not and have never been in print in English, and if they, in expensive and out of print university editions.

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Pocket Pantheon: Figures of Postwar Philosophy by Alain Badiou

This is a beautifully designed and quirky book by French philosopher Alain Badiou. Here’s the thing– as everyone knows, Verso has a little bit of a reputation for grubbing after money and riding a few cash-horses like Zizek and, I suppose Badiou in a way unbecoming of their leftist ethos.

Interesting texts but can’t help feeling a little lost, not quite the introduction I was hoping for. It should also be said that, as little pcket 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.

Learning to Live Finally: Probably my favourite chapter here.

Gary Gutting – – Oxford University Press. Samir Mechel rated it liked it Oct 01, The description of the English edition is not very good.

Alain Badiou – – Bloomsbury Academic.