Badiou at Henry Street Settlement

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Date/Time: 06/11/2008 12:00 am

Alain Badiou heads the International Center for the Study of Contemporary
French Philosophy (CIEPFC) at the Ecole Normale Supèrieure, Paris. For many
years a Maoist, he remains a committed political activist. In addition to
several novels, plays, and political essays, he has published a number of
major philosophical works, including Being and Event, Theory of the Subject,
Manifesto for Philosophy, Gilles Deleuze: The Clamour of Being and Handbook
of Inaesthetics. In 2006, Badiou published Logics of Worlds, a sequel
fifteen years in the making to Being and Event. The English translation by
Alberto Toscano will become available in November. After the election of
Nicolas Sarkozy as the new French president, he wrote De quoi Sarkozy est-il
le nom?, a polemical book that sparked much heated debate in France and
Alain Badiou enacts a return to full-blown philosophy, striking as a thunder
into the morass of postmodernist sophisms and platitudes. His work aims at
the very heart of politically correct radical intellectuals, undermining the
foundations of their mode of life!
“Is the Word ‘Communism’ Forever Doomed?”
Thursday, November 6, 7:00PM
Henry Street Settlement, Harry de Jur Playhouse
466 Grand St., NYC 10002 (at Pitt St.)

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