Alain Badiou teaches philosophy at the Ecole normale superieure and the College international de philosophie in Paris. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works. His recent books include The Communist Hypothesis, Five Lessons on Wagner, and Wittgenstein's Anti-Philosophy.
French philosophy still has a kick in it, and it can still turn heads. You have been warned. -- Jonathan Ree * Prospect * One of the most important philosophers writing today. -- Joan Copjec A figure like Plato or Hegel walks here among us! -- Slavoj Zizek An heir to Jean-Paul Sartre and Louis Althusser. * New Statesman * Focused and illuminating, technical and deft. -- Shahidha Bari * Times Higher Education * A series of snapshots of how Badiou participates in and understands what ... we might call the post-1960s moment in French philosophy. * Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *