By Alain Badiou,Joseph Litvak
English-speaking readers will be stunned to benefit that Alain Badiou writes fiction and performs together with his philosophical works and they are only as vital to knowing his better highbrow venture. In Ahmed the Philosopher, Badiou's such a lot enjoyable and available 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 luck in France.
Ahmed the Philosopher provides its comedian hero, the "treacherous servant" Ahmed, as a seductively trenchant thinker at the same time it casts philosophy itself as a comic book functionality. The comedy unfolds as a chain of classes, with every one "short play" or comic strip illuminating a unique Badiousian notion. but Ahmed does greater than illustrate philosophical abstractions; he embodies and vivifies the theatrical and performative points of philosophy, mobilizing a comic book power 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 throughout 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