Badiou and the Philosophers: Interrogating 1960s French Philosophy

Author(s): Giuseppe Bianco

Philosophy & Religion | Philosophy

Between 1965 and 1968, the celebrated French philosopher Alain Badiou hosted a televised series in which he interviewed some of the most influential contemporary philosophers of the period, including Michel Foucault, Paul Ricoeur, Michel Henry and Michel Serres. This book presents the first English-language translation of those interviews. Although Badiou had yet to publish the books that would go on to mark him out as the leading thinker of his generation (Being and Event and Logics of Worlds), his unique approach and highly original ideas are present in each discussion and the interviews present his philosophical origins in a lively and engaging context. More importantly these highly accessible and entertaining interviews provide a snapshot of French philosophy in the 1960s, setting the scene for the very public and political context of philosophy in the period immediately preceding the events of May '68, where philosophy played a crucial role. The book includes a new essay by Badiou in which he reflects on the project 30 years on.


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The first English-language translation of a unique televised interview project undertaken by Alain Badiou between 1965 and 1968.

Tzuchien Tho is an Associated Researcher at the Centre Internationale d'Etude de la Philosophie Contemporaine, Paris, France. Giuseppe Bianco is a Post-doctoral Researcher at the University of Warwick, UK.

Translators' and Editors' Preface \ 1. Philosophy and its History: Hyppolite and Badiou \ 2. Philosophy and Science: Canguilhem and Badiou \ 3. Philosophy and Sociology: Aron and Badiou \ 4. Philosophy and Psychology: Foucault and Badiou \ 5. Philosophy and Language: Ricoeur and Badiou \ 6. Philosophy and Morality: Henry and Badiou \ 7. Morality and Reason: Dreyfus, Pernot, Trotignon and Badiou \ 8. Model and Structure: Serres and Badiou \ Further Reading \ Index

General Fields

  • : 9781441195210
  • : Continuum Publishing Corporation
  • : Continuum Publishing Corporation
  • : February 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Giuseppe Bianco
  • : Paperback
  • : 216