In There’s No Such Thing as a Sexual Relationship, Alain Badiou and Barbara Cassin take possession of Lacan’s short text, thinking “with” Lacan about his propositions and what kinds of questions they raise in relation to knowledge. Cassin considers the relationship of the real to language through a Sophist lens, while the Platonist Badiou unpacks philosophical claims about truth. Each of their contributions echoes back to one another, offering new ways of thinking about Lacan, his seminal ideas, and his role in advancing philosophical thought.
In Heidegger, Alain Badiou and Barbara Cassin immerse themselves in the philosopher’s correspondence to answer these questions as they relate to Heidegger and all thinkers vulnerable to their times. They focus on Heidegger’s tormented relationship with his wife, Elfrida, Hannah Arendt, and numerous other women, bringing an unusual level of intimacy to his personal and intellectual worlds.
This is an encyclopedic dictionary of close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy--or any--translation from one language and culture to another. Drawn from more than a dozen languages, terms such as Dasein (German), pravda (Russian), saudade (Portuguese), and stato (Italian) are thoroughly examined in all their cross-linguistic and cross-cultural complexities. Spanning the classical, medieval, early modern, modern, and contemporary periods, these are terms that influence thinking across the humanities. The entries, written by more than 150 distinguished scholars, describe the origins and meanings of each term, the history and context of its usage, its translations into other languages, and its use in notable texts. The dictionary also includes essays on the special characteristics of particular languages--English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Originally published in French, this one-of-a-kind reference work is now available in English for the first time, with new contributions from Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J. C. Young, and many more.The result is an invaluable reference for students, scholars, and general readers interested in the multilingual lives of some of our most influential words and ideas.Covers close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms that defy easy translation between languages and cultures Includes terms from more than a dozen languages Entries written by more than 150 distinguished thinkers Available in English for the first time, with new contributions by Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J. C. Young, and many more Contains extensive cross-references and bibliographies An invaluable resource for students and scholars across the humanities
Cette série de courts textes dessine ainsi une ligne de vie en ses points singuliers et pourtant généralisables.
Une vie de femme, avec souci de soi et souci du monde, qui n’a d’autre consistance à son tour, réelle et fictive, que le récit qui en est fait.
Cette œuvre littéraire, une prose simple et violente, est le bord même de la philosophie. Elle se lit comme un roman ou comme un conte où l’érotisme a sa place, mais elle est construite pour bousculer les genres littéraires et les disciplines universitaires, plus inclassable encore qu’une femme-philosophe dans un monde encore et toujours platonicien.
Directrice de recherche au CNRS, Barbara Cassin, philologue et philosophe, est membre de l’Appel des appels (dernier ouvrage : La Nostalgie, Autrement, 2013).
Avec les contributions de : Éric Alliez, Didier Bigo, Laura Bossi, Serge Bronstein, Fernanda Bruno, Catherine Caleca, Barbara Cassin, Julie Caupenne, Marie-José Del Volgo, Nathalie Georges-Lambrichs, Yves Gingras, Roland Gori, Jean-Jacques Gorog, Daphné Marnat, Christine Nicoulaud, Albert Ogien, Peter Osborne, Marie-Blanche Régnier, Claude Schauder, Christian Védie, Catherine Vidal.