philosophy according to Badiou, politics is by far the most consistent and elaborate. Bosteels), it is in fact only through a thorough exposition of Paul Cohen’s. _Badiou and Politics_ offers a much-anticipated interpretation of the work of the influential French philosopher Alain Badiou. Countering ideas of the philosopher . Bosteels is particularly skilled at rooting the debt of Badiou’s political philosophy to earlier discussions around structure and logic conducted in.

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Hany marked it as to-read Apr 02, Metapolitics, on the other hand, attempts to learn new philosophical lessons from the basiou of politics in the present. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Ans socially exist, then, is to exist as a multiple of multiples. Duke Press bosteelx it Sep 29, Bosteels argues that Badiou’s oeuvre introduced a new version of dialectical thinking that is based on the relationship between void and excess rather than the process of Hegelian and, to a degree, Marxian totalization.

Anxiety, thought Badiou, could guide the self to the revelation of a new truth beyond its subjected status to the Big Other. Truth, Sets, and Sophistry. What role is there for epistemic negativity in the actual production of a Badiouian truth? It is not just a book about Badiou but rather uses his career as both philosopher and militant as a focal point for an epic history of French radicalism since May of However, we must today asses this position on the basis of a very important re-coalescence of our conjuncture around precisely an erotics and phenomenology of the forever new.

That which a world bostteels impossible, is also the key to historically understanding a particular world.

The Absent Cause 45 2. I want to emphatically reject such gestures by which all of the exigent, risky ingenuity exercised in any one of a thousand global Sierra Maestras is negated under the monotonous insignia of failure. Duke University Press, Please check the credit line badou to the illustration, as well as the front and back matter of the book for a list of credits. He does not wish to obscure his subject’s politics- his role in the French Maoist movement of the s and ’70s, nor does he understand Badiou’s turn towards an ontology of mathematics as a rejection of his former radicalism.


And, despite using different terminology at times, the dialectical relationship between such things is pretty much what Badiou has always been trying to explicate.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Though Badiou is clear that his own philosophy exists under the conditions of Cantor, Lacan, etc. Chris marked it as to-read Apr 24, Don’t have a Kindle? Not only does it serve as a useful introduction to a complex and many-faceted bosetels, it also makes it possible for us to grasp some of the debates of the s in a far more comprehensive way than before.

Brandon marked it as to-read Jan 24, Yet the political subject must also come to understand that the outcome of the situation has universal implications.

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I have no reservations about Bosteels work, except to say that it did not fully convince me of the originality of Badiou’s thought. Interestingly, this admiration for the deeds of the amoral great is often popularly reserved for famous de-politicized generals like Napoleon or Frederick the Great, or even—laughably—Hitler, but conspicuously disappears in the context of Left figures with similarly monumental profiles.


Structuralism, then, must be challenged by a new materialism. As Badiou’s humanist critics all pointed out at the time, this is indeed a very Maoist work. Badiou and Politics Post-Contemporary Interventions.

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Anything that can be counted as belonging to a set implies the non-belonging of certain other elements. What does it mean to be a dialectical materialist and how might this being relate to the doing of politics?

Badiou and Politics

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Finn Morrow rated it it was amazing Apr 06, I am in no way resurrecting that oldest of gestures, with us since Aristotle, in which a politics is valorized in direct proportion to its distance from a logic of the sensible middle. S marked it as to-read Jun 28, The count of the count thereby creates an excess of representation over the situation.

As we have already seen, anxiety causes the subject to realize that the real is not as it is represented by the state.

An element counted by the state as inexistent is revealed to in fact exist fully, and the entire count of the count is invalidated. Duke University Press The recognition of the excess of possibilities, or sub-sets, within a certain situation or set, the realization that the representation of the situation is not totalizing, gives rise to the political subject. I return to this point in my conclusion. Thanks for telling us about the problem.