This concise and accessible book is the perfect introduction toBadiou s thought. Responding to Tarby squestions, Badiou takes us on a journey that interrogates andexplores the four conditions of philosophy: politics, love, art andscience. In all these domains, events occur that bring to lightpossibilities that were invisible or even unthinkable; they proposesomething to us. Everything then depends on how thepossibility opened up by the event is grasped, elaborated andembedded in the world this is what Badiou calls a truth procedure . The event creates apossibility but there then has to be an effort a groupeffort in the case of politics, an individual effort in the case oflove or art for this possibility to become real andinscribed in the world.
As he explains his thinking on politics, love, art and science,Badiou takes stock of his major works, reflects on their centralthemes and arguments and looks forward to the questions he plans toaddress in his future writings. The book concludes with ashort introduction to Badiou s philosophy by Fabien Tarby.
For anyone wishing to understand the work of one of the most widelyread and influential philosophers writing today, this small bookwill be an indispensable guide.