The perfect companion piece to Badiou's Pocket Pantheon, this collection is essential reading for anyone interested in what Badiou calls the "French moment" in contemporary philosophy. From the often-quoted review of Louis Althusser's canonical works For Marx and Reading Capital to the scathing critiques of the "potato fascism" in Gills Deleuze and Felix Guattari's Anti-Oedipus and the "grand politics" of Christian Jambet and Guy Lardreau's The Angel; from talks on Michel Foucault and Jean-Luc Nancy to reviews of the work of Jean-Francois Lyotard and Barbara Cassin, Badiou reveals the exceptionally rich and varied adventure that is French philosophy.
Over forty years of French philosophy through the eyes of its greatest living exponent.
"A figure like Plato or Hegel walks here among us!" Slavoj Zizek "One of the most important philosophers working today." Joan Copjec "An heir to Jean-Paul Sartre and Louis Althusser." New Statesman