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Polemics

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ISBN-10: 184467763X

ISBN-13: 9781844677634

Edition: 2012

Authors: Alain Badiou, Bruno Bosteels, Ray Brassier, Steve Corcoran, Cecile Winter

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Polemics is a series of brilliant metapolitical reflections, demolishing established opinion and dominant propaganda, and reorienting our understanding of events from the Kosovo and Iraq wars to the Paris Commune and the Cultural Revolution. At once witty and profound, Badiou presents a series of radical philosophical engagements with politics, and questions what constitutes political truth.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 2/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 5.75" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Alain Badiou teaches philosophy at the Ecole normale superieure and the College international de philosphie in Paris.

Translator's Introduction
Acknowledgements
Philosophy and Circumstances
Introduction
Philosophy and the Question of War Today
On September 11 2001: Philosophy and the 'War against Terrorism'
Fragments of a Public Journal on the American War against Iraq
On the War against Serbia: Who Strikes Whom in the World Today?
The 'Democratic' Fetish and Racism
On Parliamentary 'Democracy': the French Presidential Elections of 2002
The Law on the Islamic Headscarf
Daily Humiliation
Openings/Affirmations
The Power of the Open: A Discourse on the Necessity of Fusing Germany and France
Third Sketch of a Manifesto of Affirmationist Art
Notes to Part One
Uses of the Word 'Jew'
Introduction
Israel: the Country in the World where there are the Fewest Jews?
The Destruction of the European Jews and the Question of Evil (fragments from Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil, translated by Peter Hallward)
A Dialogue between a Jew from Darzia and an Arab from Epirus
Saint Paul and the Jews (excerpt from Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism., translated by Ray Brassier)
Against Negationism
Local Angel
Interview in Haaretz
The Master-Signifier of the New Aryans (by C�cile Winter)
The Word Jew' and the Sycophant
Notes to Part Two
Historicity of Politics: Lessons of Two Revolutions
The Paris Commune: A Political Declaration on Politics
The Cultural Revolution: The Last Revolution?
A Brief Chronology of the Cultural Revolution (translated by Bruno Bosteels)
Notes to Part Three
Index