By Alain Badiou,Joseph Litvak
English-speaking readers should be shocked to profit that Alain Badiou writes fiction and performs with his philosophical works and they are only as very important to realizing his higher highbrow undertaking. In Ahmed the Philosopher, Badiou's such a lot enjoyable and obtainable play, translated into English right here 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 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 each one "short play" or caricature illuminating a special Badiousian proposal. but Ahmed does greater than illustrate philosophical abstractions; he embodies and vivifies the theatrical and performative elements 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 dwelling engagement with philosophy, gaining knowledge of in it the facility to wreck 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