Alain Badiou is emeritus professor of philosophy at the cole Normale Sup rieure in Paris. Barbara Cassin is a French linguist and philosopher and director of research at the National Center for Scientific Research in Paris.
You will enjoy spending time with Badiou and Cassin: sharing in their witty remarks, profiting from their reserves of intellectual culture and human experience. -- Graham Harman, author of Immaterialism: Objects and Social Theory The book is conversational, with touches of personality and wit - a friendly battle between thinkers who know each other well, and respect each other enormously, despite their often considerable intellectual differences. It is refreshing to see such strong thinkers engaging with each other honestly and directly, without the slightest bit of hostility. -- Kenneth Reinhard, University of California, Los Angeles Badiou and Cassin's book is short, clear, and powerful. It succinctly overcomes the deadlock between pro- and anti-Heideggerians embedded in the debate about his Nazism while shedding light on the intimate, subtle connections between Heidegger's fundamental ontology and his relations (both intellectual and amorous) with women. -- Adrian Johnston, coauthor of Self and Emotional Life: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Neuroscience Valuable to students of Heidegger in particular and more generally to anyone interested in 20th-century German and French thought. Library Journal