By Alain Badiou,Joseph Litvak
English-speaking readers will be shocked to profit that Alain Badiou writes fiction and performs with his philosophical works and they are only as vital to figuring out his greater highbrow venture. In Ahmed the Philosopher, Badiou's so much enjoyable and available play, translated into English the following for the 1st time, readers are brought to Badiou's philosophy via a theatrical journey de strength that has met with a lot luck in France.
Ahmed the Philosopher offers its comedian hero, the "treacherous servant" Ahmed, as a seductively trenchant thinker whilst it casts philosophy itself as a comic book functionality. The comedy unfolds as a sequence of classes, with every one "short play" or comic strip illuminating a unique Badiousian inspiration. but Ahmed does greater than illustrate philosophical abstractions; he embodies and vivifies the theatrical and performative points of philosophy, mobilizing a comic book strength that exposes the vacancy and pomp of the area. via his instance, the viewers is moved to a residing engagement with philosophy, learning in it the facility to damage in the course of 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