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Badiou, Alain (Translated by Cecile Winter And Steve Corcoran) . POLEMICS. London, England: Verso Books, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 340 pages. Fine/Fine.

Retrospective collection of essays. One of Alain Badiou's greatest achievements. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United Kingdom. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a tiny first print run as a hardcover original only. There is no American Edition. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Alain Badiou's political and philosophical essays. "Brilliant reflections, demolishing established opinion and dominant propaganda, and re-orienting our understanding of events from the Kosovo and Iraq Wars to the Paris Commune and the Cultural Revolution. With the critical insight and polemical bravura for which he is renowned, Badiou considers the relationships between language, judgment, and propaganda, and shows how propaganda has become the dominant force" (Publisher's blurb). His approach is part mathematical (Candor's Set Theory), part rationalist (Analytic Philosophy), and part poetic (Continental Philosophy). Radical (in the best sense of the word) and all-encompassing, Badiou's oeuvre towers over all of contemporary Continental philosophy as a grand Romantic gesture in a manner not seen since Sartre. A "must-have" title for Alain Badiou collectors. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few copies of the First British Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Almost all other copies available online are subsequent printings or have major flaws. A very scarce copy thus. The greatest living French philosopher. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ALAIN BADIOU AND GILLES DELEUZE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1844670899. $50.00

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