Can Politics Be Thought?

Can Politics Be Thought?

Followed By, Of An Obscure Disaster : on the End of the Truth of the State

Book - 2018
Rate this:
In Can Politics Be Thought? --published in French in 1985 and appearing here in English for the first time--Alain Badiou offers his most forceful and systematic analysis of the crisis of Marxism. Distinguishing politics as an active mode of thinking from the political as a domain of the State, Badiou argues for the continuation of Marxist politics. In so doing, he shows why we need to recapture the emancipatory hypothesis of Marx's original gesture in order to actualize its radical potential. This volume also includes Badiou's "Of an Obscure Disaster: On the End of the Truth of the State," in which he rebuts claims of Communism's death after the fall of the Soviet Union.
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781478001324
Branch Call Number: JA71 .B2613 2018
Characteristics: 141 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Bosteels, Bruno
Badiou, Alain


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at BPL

To Top