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Georges de Schrijver – – Peeters. 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.

Oct 21, Leo rated it it was amazing. Open Preview See a Problem? Harlow rated it liked it Dec 27, This comes across as particularly strange when he follows that immediately with some very grief-laden final dedication to mourning.

That does still grate, and it is somewhat shocking that there are no chapters at least on, say, De Beauvoir or Wittig. Tom rated it liked it Feb 17, I’ll panttheon return to this some time in the future, when I’m more knowledgable on the figures and context that permeate poket work, but for now I’m in no hurry to dwell on what I read.

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Refresh and try again. Alex T rated it really liked it Jun 26, It should also be said that, as little as you might glean from the text of the chapters themselves, there is enough here to pique interest baidou French philosophers who decidedly aren’t read much in Britain – if they are translated at all – and it’s worth reading it is, after all, quite cheap just for those moments of discovery.


French Philosophy Since These studies form an accessible, authoritative distillation of continental theory and a capsule history badiiu a period in Western thought.

I appreciate that it’s built to last and to travel, so kudos to Verso for that.

Pocket Pantheon by Alain Badiou

Interesting texts but can’t help feeling a little lost, not quite the introduction I was hoping for. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Bruns – – Fordham University Press. That shouldn’t be surprising, as Badiou himself nears the end of his life – aware of his status as the last of the youngest generation of philosophers active in He also seemed to be spending a lot of time explicating and perhaps arguing against Deleuze.

But it is less of a problem because his intent is not to provide an introduction to postwar philosophy, but to commemorate and the book is largely a collection of previously published essays and obituaries the lives of philosophers that he has badiku – in spite of his opening claim that “neither death nor depression should be of interest to us”, most of the essays are preoccupied with exactly those questions. panfheon

Sometimes this has the tone of a clarification about his personal bias; other times it makes his prior homage seem to lose pantgeon of its sincerity. Jean-Paul Sartre – – Routledge. Arnold Ira Davidson ed.


Pocket Pantheon

As for Lacan, Sartre, Althusser, Lyotard, Deleuze, Foucault, and Derrida, Badiou seemed fairly accurate and always interesting, though it’s been some time since I’ve read most of them. Return to Book Page. Thought and Repetition in Bergson and Deleuze. View all 3 comments.

Badiou: Pocket Pantheon

Influenced by Plato, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Jacques Lacan and Gilles Deleuze, he is an outspoken critic of both the analytic as well as the postmodern schools of thoughts. At times the book shows signs of Badiou’s own retreat into the position of public intellectual – there’s a sense that he wants to help create a French canon – but it also includes forceful statements of political commitment pockt I think remain genuine.

Charles Barthold – – Business Ethics: 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 different publication or event and each with pantheoon entirely different audience from the one preceding it.

All in all it would be difficult to recommend this book to anyone unless what I describe above genuinely intrigued you. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It’s basically him riffing off his fellow contributors to pocke school of thinking and thought.