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The End A Conversation by Badiou, Alain; Tusa , Giovanbattista; Mackay, Robin, 9781509536276
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  • ISBN: 9781509536276 | 1509536272
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  • Copyright: 9/16/2019
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The notion of ‘the end’ has long occupied philosophical thought. In light of the horrors of the twentieth century, some writers have gone so far as to declare the end of philosophy itself, emphasizing the impossibility of thinking after Auschwitz.   

In this book the distinguished philosopher Alain Badiou, in dialogue with Giovanbattista Tusa, argues that we must renounce ‘the pathos of completion’ and continue to think philosophically. To accept the atrocities of the twentieth century as marking the end of philosophy is intolerable precisely because it buys into the totalizing doctrines of the perpetrators.  Badiou contends that philosophical thinking is needed now more than ever to counter the totalizing effects of globalized capitalism, which prescribes no objective for human life other than integration into its system, giving rise to a widespread sense of hopelessness and nihilism.

This book will appeal to the many followers of Badiou’s work and to anyone interested in contemporary philosophy and radical political theory.

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