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Lacan: Anti-Philosophy 3

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2019.05.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alain Badiou, Lacan: Anti-Philosophy 3, Kenneth Reinhard and Susan Spitzer (trs.), Columbia University Press, 2018, 261pp., $30.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780231171489. Reviewed by Graham Harman, Southern California Institute of Architecture This book contains the lightly edited transcript of Alain Badiou's 1994-95 seminar on the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, whom Badiou treats as the most recent -- and perhaps the last -- of a storied lineage of "anti-philosophers" shadowing Western philosophy since Heraclitus. The reason for the subtitle, Anti-Philosophy 3, is that the present treatment of Lacan follows a pair of year-long seminars on Nietzsche and Wittgenstein (both anti-philosophers in Badiou's view) while preceding another on St. Paul (also treated as an anti-philosopher). What Badiou means by anti-philosophy is the central question of this review. This was the first of Badiou's seminars to appear in English, though a dozen or so had already been published in French.... Read More

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