Badiou's ahistorical century: Alain Badiou, The Century, trans., with commentary and notes, Alberto Toscano (USA: Polity Press, 2007), 233 pp. + index [Book Review]

Philosophy and Social Criticism 35 (9):1143-1149 (2009)
This review essay explores Alain Badiou’s paradoxical attempt to give a philosophical account of the 20th century (in his text The Century ) which is not understood along the lines of history. As an example of Badiou’s project of ‘subtractive formalization’, The Century amounts to an essentially ahistorical treatment of a historical period.
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