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The Fundamental Contradictions of the Contemporary World - Alain Badiou

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December 15, 2014, a lecture by Alain Badiou. Alain Badiou is a philosopher, playwright, novelist and political activist. He is professor emeritus at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and continues to teach seminars at the Collège International de Philosophie and the European Graduate School. Trained as a mathematician, Alain Badiou is one of the most original French philosophers today. His philosophy seeks to expose and make sense of the potential of radical innovation (revolution, invention, transfiguration) in every situation. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works, including Theory of the Subject, Being and Event, Being and Event II: Logics of Worlds and Being and Event III: The Immanence of Truths (forthcoming). Co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Department of Art History and Archeology, and Department of French