Contrary to the insistence on the rear cover, this is not an accessible, authoritative distillation of continental theory, though admittedly I was aware of this before purchasing it, having read a few reviews beforehand. As for the content, this is far from accessible, with a proliferation of complex terminology and specific historical, political, local and literary references which makes sense given these disparate pages are addressed to audiences intimately familiar with the figures and philosophies addressed. I missed a lot, no doubt, but in addition some of it was just straight up unengaging for someone unfamiliar with most of the people included. So why did I read this book? Well, because I was curious mostly. There were about of the texts which yielded very little to me, a smattering that I understood but which bored me, and a handful that I would call positively experienced by myself.
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Arashizragore So why did I read this book? There were about of the texts which yielded very little to me, a smattering that I understood but which bored me, and a handful that I would call positively experienced by myself. Jan 04, E rated it bxdiou it. Anne Stevens rated it it was amazing Jan 29, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Georges de Schrijver — — Peeters. Tom rated it liked it Feb 17, Oct 21, Leo rated it it was amazing.
Jean-Paul Sartre — — Routledge. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Collected here are not introductory essays about eleven philosophers from post-war France, but eleven eulogies of one sort or another, each coming from a badiku publication or event and each with an entirely different audience from the one preceding it. Pocket Pantheon: Figures of Postwar Philosophy He is the author of several successful novels and plays as well as more than a dozen philosophical works.
Trained as a mathematician, Alain Badiou is one of the most original French philosophers today. Suffice to say that this is by no means an introduction to the key figures of postwar philosophy; if it was, it would be appallingly French and — with the exception of the final chapter on Francoise Proust- male.
Prolegomena to a French-German Dialogue. Authoritative, accessible, distillation — sounds like tasty French vodka to me. View all 3 comments. Alain Badiou in Continental Philosophy categorize this paper. Open Preview See a Problem? I missed a lot, no doubt, but in addition some of it was just straight up unengaging for someone unfamiliar with most of the people included. Brian rated it it was ok Apr 11, Sometimes this has the tone of a clarification about his personal bias; other times it makes his prior homage seem to lose part of its sincerity.
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