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Lacan Deleuze Badiou$
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A.J. Bartlett, Justin Clemens, and Jon Roffe

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780748682058

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682058.001.0001

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Introduction: Us Them

Introduction: Us Them

Chapter:
(p.1) Chapter One Introduction: Us Them
Source:
Lacan Deleuze Badiou
Author(s):

A. J. Bartlett

Justin Clemens

Jon Roffe

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682058.003.0001

This book is written for four groups of people: Firstly, those new to the work of Alain Badiou, Gilles Deleuze, and Jacques Lacan. This book includes abstracts of selected concepts, directed exposition, and putatively helpful comparative discussions on these concepts. Secondly, specialised scholars. These readers will find ideas the three thinkers espouse with traces of the philosophical war that they are arguing about. Thirdly, voyeurs who would like to experience theoretical confrontation with all its emotions: pity, terror, rage, and joy. This last group addresses the thinkers themselves, posing the questions if they could see the way those thinkers thought — precise, mystifying, disturbing. This book was written because the empirical links between these figures are very real. These links are not only national, culturo-institutional, disciplinary, temporal, and vaguely part of a rather loosely delimited ethos, but, more importantly, these links are immanent to the work. These inks are fundamentally those of antagonism that necessarily bear on a set of questions discussed in the book.

Keywords:   philosophical war, theoretical confrontation, delimited ethos, Alain Badiou, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Lacan

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