Alain Badiou

1937 - Today

Alain Badiou

Alain Badiou (; French: [alɛ̃ badju] (listen) ; born 17 January 1937) is a French philosopher, formerly chair of Philosophy at the École normale supérieure (ENS) and founder of the faculty of Philosophy of the Université de Paris VIII with Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault and Jean-François Lyotard. Badiou has written about the concepts of being, truth, event and the subject in a way that, he claims, is neither postmodern nor simply a repetition of modernity. Badiou has been involved in a number of political organisations, and regularly comments on political events. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alain Badiou has received more than 628,782 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 285th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Alain Badiou ranks 283 out of 1,005Before him are Vladimir Solovyov, Julius Evola, Ram Mohan Roy, Cleanthes, Al-Jahiz, and Hugh of Saint Victor. After him are Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Uriel da Costa, Paramahansa Yogananda, Ibn al-Nafis, John Searle, and A. S. Neill.

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Among people born in 1937, Alain Badiou ranks 27Before him are Gordon Banks, Warren Beatty, Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Philip Glass, Egon Krenz, and Juvénal Habyarimana. After him are Robert Coleman Richardson, Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, Bill Cosby, Bruce McLaren, Colin Powell, and Colleen McCullough.

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In Morocco

Among people born in Morocco, Alain Badiou ranks 11 out of 110Before him are Hassan II of Morocco (1929), Just Fontaine (1933), Abd el-Krim (1882), Mohammed V of Morocco (1909), Ismail Ibn Sharif (1646), and Mohammed VI of Morocco (1963). After him are Yusuf ibn Tashfin (1009), Michel Galabru (1922), Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur (1160), Nathalie Delon (1941), Idris I of Morocco (743), and Serge Haroche (1944).


Among philosophers born in Morocco, Alain Badiou ranks 1

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