Wittgenstein's Antiphilosophy

Wittgenstein's Antiphilosophy

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Alain Badiou takes on the standard bearer of the “linguistic turn” in modern philosophy and anatomizes the “antiphilosophy” of Ludwig Wittgenstein. In the course of his interrogation of Wittgenstein’s thinking, Badiou refines his own definitions of the universal truths that govern his work. Bruno Bosteels’s introduction argues that a continuing dialogue with Wittgenstein is inescapable for contemporary philosophy.

Reviews

  • A figure like Plato or Hegel walks here among us.

    Slavoj Žižek
  • An heir to Jean-Paul Sartre and Louis Althusser.

    New Statesman
  • “The story of Wittgenstein’s career is that of coming to believe that philosophy’s salvation lies in its aspiring to the condition of poetry. For Badiou, as a Platonist, that is a counsel of despair.”

    New Statesman