Alain Badiou





Alain Badiou


Born
in Rabat, Morocco
January 17, 1937

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Alain Badiou, Ph.D., born in Rabat, Morocco in 1937, holds the Rene Descartes Chair at the European Graduate School EGS. Alain Badiou was a student at the École Normale Supérieure in the 1950s. He taught at the University of Paris VIII (Vincennes-Saint Denis) from 1969 until 1999, when he returned to ENS as the Chair of the philosophy department. He continues to teach a popular seminar at the Collège International de Philosophie, on topics ranging from the great 'antiphilosophers' (Saint-Paul, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Lacan) to the major conceptual innovations of the twentieth century. Much of Badiou's life has been shaped by his dedication to the consequences of the May 1968 revolt in Paris. Long a leading member of Union des jeunesses com ...more

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“Love without risk is an impossibility, like war without death.”
Alain Badiou, In Praise of Love

“Evil is the moment when I lack the strength to be true to the Good that compels me.”
Alain Badiou, Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil

“What kind of world does one see when one experiences it from the point of view of two and not one? What is the world like when it is experienced, developed and lived from the point of view of difference and not identity? That is what I believe love to be.”
Alain Badiou, In Praise of Love



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