Earlier this month Laurent Joffrin, Editorial Director of the French publication Libération, criticized Alain Badiou for his take on the Chinese Cultural Revolution. It wasn’t just his criticism that drew Badiou’s ire, but his choice words – Joffrin said Badiou “was a kind of Maoist dinosaur lost in our time.”
Pop singer Taylor Swift is making rounds on lefty social media after a fan Twitter posted a picture of her and writer Hermione Hoby, who was donning a “Philosophy for Militants” tote bag.
Alain Badiou and Joe Litvak perform a scene from “Ahmed the Philosopher” about a curmudgeonly French demon who takes joy in informing for the police.
“Badiou: A Life” will be filmed this summer, but the filmmakers are currently trying to crowdfund their expenses.
In this excerpt from “Jacques Lacan, Past and Present: A Dialogue,” Alain Badiou and Élisabeth Roudinesco discuss their first encounter with Jacques Lacan and his influenec on their work. Roudinesco had mostly ignored Lacan through her childhood, despite him being a family friend. Badiou, on the other hand, details his development from a Sartrean to an anti-Humanist student of Althusser before coming upon the work of Lacan.
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Althusser lectures at Princeton on December 6, 2013 for the 50 year anniversary of “Reading Capital.”
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