Jon Roffe, Badiou's Deleuze (Acumen, 2011)
Badiou's Deleuze presents the first thorough analysis of one of the most significant encounters in contemporary thought: Alain Badiou's summary interpretation and rejection of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. Badiou's reading of Deleuze is largely laid out in his provocative book, Deleuze: The Clamor of Being, a highly influential work of considerable power. Badiou's Deleuze presents a detailed examination of Badiou's reading and argues that, whilst it fails to do justice to the Deleuzean project, it invites us to reconsider what Deleuze's philosophy amounts to, and to reassess Deleuze's power to address the ultimate concerns of philosophy. Badiou's Deleuze analyses the differing metaphysics of two of the most influential of recent continental philosophers, whose divergent views have helped to shape much contemporary thought.
"Substantial and highly original, this is an extremely topical and relevant work, which essentially concerns the direction modern philosophy should be taking ... a tour de force." - Daniel W. Smith, Purdue
"Badiou's Deleuze is a thorough and deep critical reading of Alain Badiou's interpretation of the work of Gilles Deleuze. An outstanding piece of original argument and scholarship, it makes a definitive intervention into an important debate." - James Williams, Dundee