Alain Badiou

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Birthday
17, 1937
Birthplace
France
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Capricorn
Birthday
17, 1937 (age 81)
Birthplace
France

About

Accomplished academic known for his far-left Communism and his writings on such concepts as being, truth, and the subject.

Before Fame

He graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure, where he would later teach, in 1961.

Trivia

He was one of the principal founders of the L'Organisation Politique, a French watchdog organization that was known for intervening on a number of political issues, including labor, immigration, and housing.

Family Life

His family was residing in the town of Rabat when he was born.

Associated With

He once served as the chair of philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure, where fellow philosopher Louis Althusser also studied.