Pocket Pantheon: Figures of Postwar Philosophy
In Pocket Pantheon Alain Badiou, one of today's leading political and philosophical minds, invites readers to engage with some of the great thinkers of the postwar Western tradition such as Lacan, Sartre and Foucault. Drawing on his own encounters with this pantheon - his teachers, opponents and allies - he is able to offer unique insights into both the authors and their work. These studies form an accessible, authoritative distillation of continental theory and a capsule history of a period in Western thought.
Alain Badiou teaches philosophy at the Ecole normale superieure and the College international de philosophie in Paris. He is the author of several seminal works, including Theory of the Subject, Being and Event and Manifesto for Philosophy. His recent books include The Meaning of Sarkozy, and The Communist Hypothesis.