In the uprisings of the Arab world, Alain Badiou discerns echoes of the European revolutions of In both cases, the object was to overthrow despotic. Alain Badiou’s latest book to be translated into English is ‘The Rebirth of History: Times of Riots and Uprisings’ (published by Verso Books. The Rebirth of History has ratings and 24 reviews. Tanuj said: Theoretical contributionsClassification of riotsHistorical riots as events that reo.

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Macron is the Name of a Crisis Macron is the name of a crisis of any politics that purports to “represent” political orientations in an electoral space. While representing a departure from Marxist dialectics – for which he is often criticised – this book demonstrates that Badiou’s ideas make an important contribution to the materialist tradition.

Smith – – Historical Materialism 23 2: His self-immolation sparks a wildfire that transforms the Middle East and the world. Herein lies the value of The Rebirth of History: Are We Really in an Age of Riots?

But these are minor caveats compared to his strengths. Now he’s back with a follow-up that examines the extraordinary events of last year across the globe. He is the author of several successful novels and plays as well as more than a dozen philosophical works.

Trained as a mathematician, Alain Badiou is one of the most original French philosophers today. A great summation with many lessons to be drawn for future practice. Adorno, Foucault and the Critique of the West.


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They start to understand the Form of Good, even though they cannot see it or yet articulate it. Both events occurred after what was commonly thought to be the end of a revolutionary epoch: In both cases, the object was to overthrow despotic regimes maintained by the great powers — regimes designed to impose the will of financial oligarchies. Badiou believes that the central demand of the capitalist state is to live without an Idea, without a concept that there is anything higher than oneself.

A unifying articulation of upheaval leading hitory a different world-order again guides political action. Spencer – – Business Ethics: Can Change Be Thought?: Active Participation in the 21st Century.

The Rebirth of History

Science Logic and Mathematics. The vast majority of humanity, the working class or 99 percent, are granted only enough wealth to reproduce their labor for the capitalist class. Lists with This Book. Theoretical contributions Classification of riots Historical riots as events that reopen History.

Adrian Jones – – Thesis Eleven 1: Lenin and Slavoj Zizek. In Praise of Disobedience. Open Preview See a Problem?

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To ask other readers questions about The Rebirth of Historyplease sign up. In both cases, the object was to overthrow despotic regimes maintained by the great powers—regimes designed to impose the will of financial oligarchies. Meanwhile, the agents of finance capital, seeking ever larger markets, launch imperialist wars to colonize or re-colonize independent states.


Hands down one of the most important books to come out historry the Left in recent times. In contrast to the immediate riots, the gatherings in Cairo’s Tahrir Square did not peter out even when faced with brutal repression.

Daniel Klein and Thomas Cathcart. The Rebirth of History. These revolutionary breaks are what Badiou calls “events” tge and was full of them. Alain Badiou European Graduate School. Anthony rated it liked it Nov 16, While he accepts the crucial role of workers in challenging capitalism, and of organisation in conducting mass politics, he is hazy about what class or party might mean today. Alberto Spektorowski – – History of Political Thought 17 1: This is Badiou’s most accessible book that I hostory read so far.

Return to Book Page. Badiou relies on a Marxist-materialist notion of historical contradiction and struggle.

As most others who are cozy and self-satisfied in their hisyory, the notion of the authority of a voc Basic overview of the mass uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia in It is controlled without being controlled.

But who has ever seen a riot whose front ranks were made up of the elderly?