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Badiou and Cinema$
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Alex Ling

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748641130

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641130.001.0001

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Presenting Alain Badiou

Presenting Alain Badiou

(p.14) Chapter 1 Presenting Alain Badiou
Badiou and Cinema

Alex Ling

Edinburgh University Press

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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