Category Archives: Alain Badiou

Jean Hyppolite’s teaching at the Collège de France – ‘the history of philosophical thought’

The chair Foucault held at the Collège de France was previously occupied by Jean Hyppolite. Hyppolite had been Foucault’s teacher, was supervisor of his diploma thesis on Hegel and rapporteur for his secondary doctoral thesis on Kant’s Anthropology. Hyppolite succeeded … Continue reading

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Books received (1) – Badiou, Stimilli, Eliade, Rosenberg & Westphal, Duby, Heidegger, Turner

Some books in recompense for review work for Bloomsbury, James Turner, Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities and a second-hand copy of Georges Duby, The Three Orders.

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Books received – Lévi-Strauss, Wilcken, Mill, Rancière, Badiou, Salmon, Sirinelli

Some books bought recently for the Foucault work, related projects and J.S. Mill for teaching. I’m teaching the history of political thought again this year, and while I have most of the texts we’re using, didn’t have Mill’s Considerations on … Continue reading

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Alain Badiou – the film, directed by Gorav and Rohan Kalyan

Badiou – the film, directed by Gorav and Rohan Kalyan (more details here)

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Michele Lancione and Abdoumaliq Simone, David Harvey, Alain Badiou, Panagiotis Sotiris, William Davies and Angela Last on Covid-19

A few pieces by geographers, sociologists and philosophers – presented without commentary [Update: an updated list is available here – thanks to people for sending additional links. I’ll try to keep that page updated as I see more] Michele Lancione and Abdoumaliq … Continue reading

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Marcelo Hoffman, Militant Acts: The Role of Investigations in Radical Political Struggles – SUNY Press, Jan 2019

Marcelo Hoffman, Militant Acts: The Role of Investigations in Radical Political Struggles – SUNY Press, January 2019 Offers a history of the role of investigations in radical political struggles from the nineteenth century forward. Militant Acts presents a broad history … Continue reading

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Christopher Watkin, French Philosophy Today now in paperback

Christopher Watkin, French Philosophy Today: New Figures of the Human in Badiou, Meillassoux, Malabou, Serres and Latour is now available in paperback. Contemporary French philosophy is laying fresh claim to the human. Through a series of independent, simultaneous initiatives, arising in … Continue reading

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10 Critical Theory books from March 2017

A little late, but still a very useful roundup from Critical Theory: Pettifor, May, Adamczak, Grosz, Badiou & Cassin, Eyers, Bonneuil & Fressoz, Grusin, Grossman, and Ogden.

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Alain Badiou, No Limit – a report on his final seminar

Alain Badiou, No Limit – a report on his final seminar by Philip Douroux, translated at the Verso blog (French original here).

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11 Critical Theory books that came out in May 2016

Another roundup of recently published books at Critical Theory – including my own Foucault’s Last Decade, but also recent books by Rancière, Bidet, Weeks, Sloterdijk, Badiou….

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