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Second manifesto for philosophy
Alain Badiou

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Second manifesto for philosophy
English ed.
Alain Badiou ; translated by Louise Burchill

Published 2011 by Polity in Cambridge, UK, Malden, MA .
Written in English.

About the Book

Twenty years ago, Alain Badiou's first Manifesto for Philosophy rose up against the all-pervasive proclamation of the "end" of philosophy. In lieu of this problematic of the end, he put forward the watchword: "one more step". The situation has considerably changed since then. Philosophy was threatened with obliteration at the time, whereas today it finds itself under threat for the diametrically opposed reason: it is endowed with an excessive, artificial existence. "Philosophy" is everywhere. It serves as a trademark for various media pundits. It livens up cafe s and health clubs. It has its magazines and its gurus. It is universally called upon, by everything from banks to major state commissions, to pronounce on ethics, law and duty. In essence, "philosophy" has now come to stand for nothing other than its most ancient enemy: conservative ethics. Badiou's second manifesto therefore seeks to demoralize philosophy and to separate it from all those "philosophies" that are as servile as they are ubiquitous. It demonstrates the power of certain eternal truths to illuminate action and, as such, to transport philosophy far beyond the figure of "the human" and its "rights". There, well beyond all moralism, in the clear expanse of the idea, life becomes something radically other than survival. -- Cover.

Table of Contents

Opinion
Appearance
Differentiation
Existence
Philosophy's existence
Mutation
Incorporation
Subjectivation
Ideation.

Edition Notes

Originally published in French as: Second manifeste pour la philosophie. Paris : Fayard, c2009.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
101
Library of Congress
B2430.B273 S4313 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxxiv, 164 p. ;
Number of pages
164

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25563962M
Internet Archive
secondmanifestof00badi
ISBN 10
0745648614, 0745648622
ISBN 13
9780745648613, 9780745648620
LC Control Number
2011280859
OCLC/WorldCat
701105394

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