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The Pornographic Age
Author Alain Badiou
Translator A. J. Bartlett,Justin Clemens
Publisher Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 9781350014794
Classification Philosophy > Western Philosophy
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With The Pornographic Age, Alain Badiou offers a piercing indictment of what we have let ourselves become. This short, critical work, is a damning critique of the current age and of the democratic systems which characterize it.

Badiou argues that any true radical politics must begin with dismantling the obscene (or pornographic) qualities of neoliberal capitalism. He asks us to hold up a mirror to ourselves and confront the debasement of the political realities in which we live and use the shock with which we must react to galvanize ourselves into action. It is only through this realization, this crucial confrontation with the perversity with which we conduct our daily lives that we can prompt true revolution.

Accompanied by extensive commentary by experienced translators and Badiou scholars Bartlett and Clemens, this is philosophical call to arms: Badiou's radical indictment of the current age is an exciting, no holds barred, exploration of both how we live and how we might live.

About the Author:

Alain Badiou is a world-renowned French philosopher, formerly chair of Philosophy at the Ecole Normale Superieure, France, and founder of the faculty of Philosophy of the Universite de Paris VIII with Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault and Jean-Francois Lyotard.

About the Translators:

A. J. Bartlett teaches philosophy in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of Badiou and Plato: An Education by Truths (2011), co-author of Lacan Deleuze Badiou (2014) and What is Impossible: Alain Badiou and Contemporary Philosophy (2016). He is also the co-editor of Badiou: Key Concepts (2010), The Praxis of Alain Badiou (2006) and co-editor and translator of Alain Badiou's Mathematics of the Transcendental (Bloomsbury 2014).

Justin Clemens is Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of The Romanticism of Contemporary Theory (2003), Psychoanalysis is an Antiphilosophy (2013) and, with A.J. Bartlett and Jon Roffe, Lacan Deleuze Badiou (2014). He has edited many academic collections, including translating and editing Alain Badiou's Infinite Thought (Continuum 2003) with Oliver Feltham.

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