1. Peter Hallward (King's College, London), 'Editor's Introduction: Consequences of Abstraction'; 2. Etienne Balibar (University of Paris X), 'The History of Truth: Alain Badiou in French Philosophy'; 3. Jean-Luc Nancy (University of Strasbourg), 'Philosophy Without Conditions'; 4. Ray Brassier (University of Middlesex), 'Nihil Unbound'; 5. Alex Garcia Duttmann (University of Middlesex), 'What Remains of Fidelity After Serious Thought'; 6. Jean-Toussaint Desanti (University of Paris I), 'Alain Badiou's Intrinsic Ontology'; 7. Todd May (Clemson University), 'Badiou and Deleuze on the One and the Many'; 8. Daniel Smith (Purdue University), 'Badiou and Deleuze on the Ontology of Mathematics'; 9. Daniel Bensaid (University of Paris VIII), 'Badiou and the Miracle of the Event'; 10. Peter Dews (University of Essex), 'On Badiou's Ethics of Truths'; 11. Ernesto Laclau (University of Essex), 'An Ethics of Militant Engagement'; 12. Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths College, London), 'Communism as Separation'; 13. Bruno Bosteels (Cornell University), 'On the Subject of the Dialectic'; 14. Slavoj Zizek (University of Ljubljana), 'From Purification to Subtraction: Badiou and the Real'; 15. Ed Pluth (Duquesne University) & Dominiek Hoens (Jan van Eyck Academy), 'What if the Other is Stupid? Badiou and Lacan on "Logical Time" '; 16. Alenka Zupancic (University of Ljubljana), 'The Fifth Condition'; 17. Jean-Jacques Lecercle (University of Paris X), 'Badiou's Poetics'; 18. Jacques Ranciere (University of Paris VIII), 'Aesthetics, Inaesthetics, Anti-Aesthetics'; 19. Alain Badiou (Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris), 'Afterword'
Peter Hallward lectures at Kings College, London.
"Alain Badiou enacts a return to full-blown philosophy, striking as a thunder into the morass of postmodernist sophisms and platitudes. His work aims at the very heart of politically correct radical intellectuals, undermining the foundations of their mode of life!" - Slavoj Zizek; "One of the most important philosophers writing today." - Joan Copjec"