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Free Read! Badiou and Roudinesco on Jacques Lacan

In this excerpt from “Jacques Lacan, Past and Present: A Dialogue,” Alain Badiou and √Člisabeth 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.