By Alain Badiou,Joseph Litvak
English-speaking readers could be shocked to benefit that Alain Badiou writes fiction and performs with his philosophical works and they are only as very important to knowing his higher highbrow undertaking. In Ahmed the Philosopher, Badiou's such a lot exciting 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 chain of classes, with every one "short play" or comic strip illuminating a distinct Badiousian suggestion. but Ahmed does greater than illustrate philosophical abstractions; he embodies and vivifies the theatrical and performative elements 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, studying in it the facility 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