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One idiosyncrasy of this volume is that in his various encomiums, Badiou has a habit of differentiating himself from the concepts of pocjet subject near the end of every essay.

May 10, Chris Schaeffer rated it liked it. To ask other readers questions about Pocket Pantheonplease sign up. Alex T pcoket it really liked it Jun 26, It is not comprehensive; it is arguable if it even has much in the way of historicity.

Pocket Pantheon: Figures of Postwar Philosophy

Jacques Derrida – – Melville House. Suffice to say that this is by no means an introduction panheon 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.

The pieces on Althusser and Sartre are terrific. So why did I read this book? Many of the people discussed were Badiou’s friends and teachers. This book is a quick read that’s a tour through 20th century French philosophy. I appreciate that it’s built to last and to travel, so kudos to Verso for that.

I personally sort of roll my eyes when somebody comes around with these accusations, but in reading this I did find myself wondering what the utility pantheno this book was, and why it merited such a l A series of Badiou’s reminiscences and memorials for late peers in the French philosophy game. The description of the English edition is not very good. Trivia About Pocket Pantheon: All French, all controversial, all uber-aware of the world that we live in – and this small handy book is sort of a perfect bathtub book for me.


The Paradoxical Liberty of Bio-Power: Much more personal and subjective then the rest, it was better off for it; finally the chapter on Borreil and his literature analyses actually makes him the only philosopher here that I was not previously aware of that I subsequently am excited to delve deeper into. The Logic of Difference. I’ll briefly address the latter of these categories and leave the rest un-criticised for the time being, for reasons littered in the above review. Peter rated it liked it Oct 17, I’ll probably return to this some time in the future, when I’m more knowledgable on the figures and context that permeate this work, but for now I’m in no hurry to dwell on what I read.

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Figures of Postwar Philosophy by Alain Badiou. A series of Badiou’s reminiscences and memorials for late peers pockeg the French philosophy game. Trained as a mathematician, Alain Badiou is one of the most original French philosophers today. The physical construction of this book is quite cool; it’s a small hardcover with an appearance not too dissimilar to a pocket bible, and best of all it actually does fit inside a regular pocket. Jean-Paul Sartre – – Routledge.

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In some cases, though, it has only whet my appetite for hadiou work of the thinkers themselves. I missed a lot, no doubt, but in addition some of badiu was just straight up unengaging for someone unfamiliar with most of the people included. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Much of Badiou’s life has been shaped by his dedication to the consequences of the May revolt in Paris.


Oct 21, Leo rated it it was amazing. Continental Philosophy of Religion. Prolegomena to a French-German Dialogue. Probably my favourite chapter here.

Pocket Pantheon by Alain Badiou

That’s not necessarily a point against the book, objectively, but at the same time this is a collation of passages and speeches collected across the years, and far from a complete or logical work, so that should be taken into account for anyone curious. Daniel Hoolsema – – Critical Horizons 5 1: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Whilst you’re unlikely to learn a great deal about Sarte or Derrida from what Badiou writes – unless you had a good grounding already – the book is actually pretty readable as an introduction to Badiou; he has rather more to say here about e.

I would not recommend this, though, as a primer of any sort. Philip rated it really liked it Nov 06, Science Logic and Mathematics. Preview — Pocket Pantheon by Alain Badiou.

Find it on Scholar. Alain Badiou draws on his encounters with this pantheon — his teachers, opponents and allies — to offer unique insights into both the authors and their work. 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 This comes across as particularly strange when he follows that immediately with some very grief-laden final dedication to mourning.

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