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Ethics by Alain Badiou
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May 17, 07

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Another challenging (but short) work by Badiou. Whether you agree with him or not, he will challenge the very frameworks by which you understand such discursive fields as 'Ethics'. His comments on issues like "the Rights of Man," "Ethics of Otherness" (like that of Levinas), "Political Correctness," and so forth may offend or shock the reader, but he has an interesting, well-meaning point - and I respect him for having the courage to tackle such topics. Obviously, society still deals with problems & shortcomings in the areas that the above mentioned issues were supposedly meant to solve; therefore, we have to continue to pose questions & perform critiques, and Badiou is doing just that.
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