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Author Badiou, Alain, author.

Title Malebranche : theological figure, being 2 / Alain Badiou ; translated by Jason E. Smith with Susan Spitzer ; introduction by Jason E. Smith
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (xxxvii, 193 pages)
Series Seminars of Alain Badiou
Seminars of Alain Badiou.
Contents Editors' introduction to the English edition of the Seminars of Alain Badiou -- Author's general preface to the English edition of the Seminars of Alain Badiou -- Introduction to the seminar on Malebranche: Malebranche's "political ontology" / Jason E. Smith -- About the 1986 Seminar on Malebranche -- Session 1 - Session 2 -- Session 3 -- Session 4 -- Session 5 -- Session 6 -- Session 7 -- Notes -- Index
Summary Alain Badiou is perhaps the world's most significant living philosopher. In his annual seminars on major topics and pivotal figures, Badiou developed vital aspects of his thinking on a range of subjects that he would go on to explore in his influential works. In this seminar, Badiou offers a tour de force encounter with a lesser-known seventeenth-century philosopher and theologian, Nicolas Malebranche, a contemporary and peer of Spinoza and Leibniz. The seminar is at once a record of Badiou's thought at a key moment in the years before the publication of his most important work, Being and Event, and a lively interrogation of Malebranche's key text, the Treatise on Nature and Grace. Badiou develops a rigorous yet novel analysis of Malebranche's theory of grace, retracing his claims regarding the nature of creation and the relation between God and world and between God and Jesus. Through Malebranche, Badiou develops a radical concept of truth and the subject. This book renders a seemingly obscure post-Cartesian philosopher fascinating and alive, restoring him to the philosophy canon. It occupies a pivotal place in Badiou's reflections on the nature of being that demonstrates the crucial role of theology in his thinking
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes "First published in French as Le Seminaire--Malebranche: L'Etre 2- Figure theologique (1986), 2013 Librairie Artheme Fayard"--Title page verso
Print version record
Subject Malebranche, Nicolas, 1638-1715.
Malebranche, Nicolas, 1638-1715. Traité de la nature et de la grace
Malebranche, Nicolas, 1638-1715
SUBJECT Traité de la nature et de la grace (Malebranche, Nicolas) fast
Subject PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Modern.
PHILOSOPHY -- Religious.
Form Electronic book
Author Smith, Jason E., translator, writer of introduction.
Spitzer, Susan (Susan Jane), 1946- translator.
LC no. 2018051116
ISBN 9780231548533
Other Titles Malebranche, figure théologique, 1986. English