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Presents a comprehensive overview of Alain Badiou's ambitious system. Beginning with Badiou's controversial assertion that ontology is mathematics, this volume sets out his theory of the emergence of truths from the singular relationship between a subject and an event. It provides an introduction to one of the great thinkers of our time.
Alain Badiou teaches at the Ecole Normale Superieure and at 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. Ray Brassier is Research Associate at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Middlesex University, UK. Alberto Toscano is a lecturer at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK.