Ahmed the Philosopher: Thirty-Four Short Plays for Children and Everyone Else

Ahmed the Philosopher: Thirty-Four Short Plays for Children and Everyone Else

Alain Badiou


English-speaking readers can be stunned to profit that Alain Badiou writes fiction and performs together with his philosophical works and they are only as very important to realizing his better highbrow venture. In Ahmed the Philosopher, Badiou's such a lot unique 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 inspiration. but Ahmed does greater than illustrate philosophical abstractions; he embodies and vivifies the theatrical and performative features of philosophy, mobilizing a comic book power that exposes the vacancy and pomp of the area. via his instance, the viewers is moved to a dwelling engagement with philosophy, studying in it the facility to damage during the limits of daily life.

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