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The End - by Alain Badiou & Giovanbattista Tusa (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 160

Genre: Philosophy

Sub-Genre: History & Surveys

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Polity Press

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Modern

Author: Alain Badiou & Giovanbattista Tusa

Language: English

TCIN: 78130353
UPC: 9781509536276
Item Number (DPCI): 247-77-9857

Description

The notion of 'the end' has long occupied philosophical thought. In light of the horrors of the twentieth century, some writers have gone so far as to declare the end of philosophy itself, emphasizing the impossibility of thinking after Auschwitz.

In this book the distinguished philosopher Alain Badiou, in dialogue with Giovanbattista Tusa, argues that we must renounce 'the pathos of completion' and continue to think philosophically. To accept the atrocities of the twentieth century as marking the end of philosophy is intolerable precisely because it buys into the totalizing doctrines of the perpetrators. Badiou contends that philosophical thinking is needed now more than ever to counter the totalizing effects of globalized capitalism, which prescribes no objective for human life other than integration into its system, giving rise to a widespread sense of hopelessness and nihilism.

This book will appeal to the many followers of Badiou's work and to anyone interested in contemporary philosophy and radical political theory.

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