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Social and political philosophy. Such a rupture is what Badiou calls an event, according to a baidou originally worked out in Being and Event and fleshed out amir important ways in Logics of Worlds. Eventideas of the multiple, ontology is mathematicsthe One is not, count-as-one. One of the aims of his thought is to show that his categories of truth are useful for any type of philosophical critique. Only set theory allows one to conceive badkou ‘pure doctrine of the multiple’.

Continuum, Polemicstransl. Archived from the original PDF on 11 August Nirenberg and Nirenberg write:. Figures of Postwar Philosophytransl. Please improve this article by removing less relevant or redundant publications with the same point of view ; or by incorporating the relevant publications into the body of the article through appropriate citations. It started in with the publication of his “Circonstances 3: Badiou argues for resurrecting the practice of communism.

Archived from the original on 25 May Columbia University Press, Eloguo The structure of being thus secures the regime of the count-as-one.

Archived from the original on 28 March Onto-logy and being-theretransl. In he joined a study group organized by Louis Althusserbecame increasingly influenced by Jacques Lacan and became a member of the editorial board of Cahiers pour l’Analyse. The Clamor of Beingtransl. By enacting fidelity to the event within these four domains one performs a ‘generic procedure’, which in its undecidability is necessarily experimental, and one potentially recasts the situation in which being takes dle.


Badiou has written about the concepts of beingtruthevent and the subject in a way that, he claims, is neither postmodern nor simply a repetition of modernity. Badiou, following both Lacan and Heideggerdistances truth from knowledge. Set theory mathematics has consequently ‘pragmatically abandoned’ an area which philosophy cannot.

Badiou’s use of set theory in this manner is not just illustrative or heuristic. Bellassen Circonstances 1: Badiou at once embraces elogioo traditional modernist notion that truths are genuinely invariant always and everywhere the case, eternal and unchanging and the incisively postmodernist notion that truths are constructed through processes.

Verso, Rhapsody for the Theatretransl. Unusually for a contemporary European philosopher his work is increasingly being taken up by militants in countries like India, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa. How the being of terms such as ‘multiple’ does not contradict the non-being of the one can be understood by considering the multiple nature of terminology: He took up his current position at the ENS in This article may be written from a fan’s point of viewrather than a neutral point of view.

Verso, Plato’s Republic: While philosophy’s several conditions are, on their own terms, “truth procedures” i. His philosophy draws upon both ‘analytical’ and ‘continental’ traditions.

Several critics have questioned Badiou’s use of mathematics. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. In —6 Badiou got into a fierce controversy within the confines of Parisian intellectual life.

Alain Badiou – Wikipedia

Through this maintenance of fidelity, truth has deel potentiality to emerge. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Continental philosophy Post-Marxism Modern Platonism [1]. An Introduction to the Materialist Epistemology of Mathematicstransl. En direct, France 3 French. Retrieved 24 January He identifies four domains in which a subject who, it is important to note, becomes a subject through this process can potentially witness an event: Badiou thereby marks out a philosophy by which to refute the apparent relativism or apoliticism in post-structuralist thought.


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amof However, secondly, this prohibition prompts him to introduce the event. Times of Riots and Uprisingstransl. One does not necessarily need to refer to constructible language to conceive of a ‘set of dominations’, which dlogio refers to as the indiscernible set, or the generic set. In the last decade, an increasing number of Badiou’s works have been translated into English, such as EthicsDeleuzeManifesto for PhilosophyMetapoliticsand Being and Event. If one takes, in binary language, the set with the condition ‘items marked only with ones’, any item marked with zero negates the property of the set.

On the Politics of Resistance” [ permanent dead link ]with Simon Critchley.

Firstly, it secures the inexistence of the ‘one’: These sets are, in line with constructible ontology, relative to one’s being-in-the-world and one’s being in language where sets and concepts, such as the concept ‘humanity’, get their names. The idea of a term without meaning is incoherent, the count-as-one is a structural effect or a situational operation ; it is not an event of ‘truth’.

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