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Badiou and the German Tradition of Philosophy

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2019.08.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jan Völker (ed.), Badiou and the German Tradition of Philosophy, Bloomsbury, 2019, 220pp., $114.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781350069954. Reviewed by Paul M. Livingston, University of New Mexico The eleven new essays in this book describe and assess the complex relationships between Alain Badiou's philosophical project and those of five German philosophers: Kant, Hegel, Marx, Heidegger, and Adorno. These discussions illuminate interesting points of connection and identify suggestive parallels and anticipations -- often at a considerable distance from Badiou's own official, more explicitly critical positions on these figures -- thereby giving new resonance to Badiou's own call for a contemporary renewal of rationalist philosophy, against prevalent forms of sophistry, historicism, empiricism, constructivism, and postmodernism. Readers with an interest in any of the specific historical figures discussed, as well as those who follow Badiou's own bold theoretical project of formally and rationally articulating the possibility of situational and collective transformation on the... Read More

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