By Alain Badiou,Joseph Litvak
English-speaking readers could be shocked to profit that Alain Badiou writes fiction and performs together with his philosophical works and they are only as vital to realizing his higher highbrow venture. In Ahmed the Philosopher, Badiou's so much exciting and obtainable play, translated into English the following for the 1st time, readers are brought to Badiou's philosophy via a theatrical travel de strength that has met with a lot good fortune in France.
Ahmed the Philosopher provides its comedian hero, the "treacherous servant" Ahmed, as a seductively trenchant thinker while it casts philosophy itself as a comic book functionality. The comedy unfolds as a sequence of classes, with every one "short play" or caricature illuminating a distinct Badiousian idea. but Ahmed does greater than illustrate philosophical abstractions; he embodies and vivifies the theatrical and performative facets of philosophy, mobilizing a comic book power that exposes the vacancy and pomp of the realm. via his instance, the viewers is moved to a dwelling engagement with philosophy, learning in it the ability to damage in the course of the limits of daily life.
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