By Alain Badiou,Joseph Litvak
English-speaking readers may be shocked to benefit that Alain Badiou writes fiction and performs with his philosophical works and they are only as vital to realizing his higher highbrow venture. In Ahmed the Philosopher, Badiou's such a lot unique and available play, translated into English right here for the 1st time, readers are brought to Badiou's philosophy via a theatrical travel de strength that has met with a lot luck 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 chain of classes, with each one "short play" or caricature illuminating a unique Badiousian idea. but Ahmed does greater than illustrate philosophical abstractions; he embodies and vivifies the theatrical and performative features of philosophy, mobilizing a comic book strength that exposes the vacancy and pomp of the realm. via his instance, the viewers is moved to a residing engagement with philosophy, researching in it the ability to damage during the limits of daily life.
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Ahmed the Philosopher: Thirty-Four Short Plays for Children and Everyone Else by Alain Badiou,Joseph Litvak
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