This volume, assembled with the collaboration of the author, presents for the first time in English a comprehensive outline of Badiou's ambitious system. Starting from the controversial assertion that ontology is mathematics, this volume sets out the theory of the emergence of truths from the singular relationship between a subject and an event. Also included is a substantial excerpt from Badiou's forthcoming work on the logics of appearance and the concept of world, presented here in advance of its French publication.
Ranging from startling re-readings of canonical figures (Spinoza, Kant and Hegel) to decisive engagements with poetry, psychoanalysis and radical politics, Theoretical Writings is an indispensable introduction to one of the great thinkers of time.
The volume includes a preface by Alain Badiou, an extensive editor's introduction, and a glossary of key terms....Continua