Philosophy, Sophistry, Antiphilosophy: Badiou's Dispute with Lyotard

2016.02.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Matthew R. McLennan, Philosophy, Sophistry, Antiphilosophy: Badiou's Dispute with Lyotard, Bloomsbury, 2015, 150pp., $112.00
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2016.02.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Matthew R. McLennan, Philosophy, Sophistry, Antiphilosophy: Badiou's Dispute with Lyotard, Bloomsbury, 2015, 150pp., $112.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781472574169. Reviewed by James Williams, Deakin University They say too many books are written. I'm not so sure. So long as a book is read by someone at some time. Even if it is not read, like a redemptive private diary which never goes beyond a locked drawer, the process of writing can be enough. I am sure that some books need to be written. Academia is a propitious place for them because the quest for explanations and knowledge replaces faulty descriptions, corrects arguments and fills gaps in understanding. It does not matter how vast the fault or small the breach, when a book serves to remedy them, it was needed. This book was necessary. It is the first book on the encounters, disputes, agreements and commentaries bringing Jean-François Lyotard and Alain... . . .

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