Thursday, August 6, 2009

Problems with Sartre

My review of Alain Badiou's Pocket Pantheon appears in this week's New Statesman.

"The book was originally to be called Funeral Orations; it mourns the passing of not only an extraordinary group of individuals, but a style of thought. Badiou argues that the uncompromising quest for truth has been replaced in our times by the drear tenets of a "vegetable-based natural medicine", a lifestyle philosophy that advises us to "keep fit and be efficient, but stay cool"."

You can read the whole review online here.

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