Theological Figure, Being 2
Ed. by Reinhard, Kenneth
Transl. by Smith, Jason E.
Series:The Seminars of Alain Badiou
Aims and Scope
- COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Professional and scholarly;General/trade;
I devoured this magnificent work in an evening. It blends Badiou’s usual systematic approach with a nuanced account of seventeenth and early eighteenth century philosophy that draws skillful contrasts between Malebranche’s system and those of Arnauld, Bossuet, Leibniz, Pascal, and the Jesuits. Hovering over the scene is the unlikely but finally compelling specter of Jacques Lacan.
Todd McGowan, author of Emancipation After Hegel: Achieving a Contradictory Revolution:
This book tackles Malebranche through Alain Badiou’s unique perspective. Badiou nicely translates questions of theology into questions of politics, bringing Malebranche a contemporary resonance that he doesn’t have in any other account.