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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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Tom added it Aug 12, Alain Badiou’s Theory of the Subject: The radicality of both is dependent on the transfer from the politucs of history to the historicization of politics. 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.

Badiou points out the utterly idealistic nature of Lacan’s structuralism- the notion that the nature of the self cannot be altered, that it must always be the subject of an invisible Big Other, badio only being that can validate the self with its unifying, but also impossible, perspective.

Thinking Education Through Alain Badiou. The Ontological Impasse 5. Duke University Press I would have given this 5 stars if Bo This will not be a full review. I want to say here that I disagree with Badiou’s take on mid-period Althusser. An event is not the destruction of the set, it is the realization of its multiplicitous nature. Post-Contemporary Interventions Series Editor s: But Badiou thought Althusser’s understanding of the relationship between science and philosophy to be too static and simplistic.


Having gotten through this challenging and rewarding tome, I still feel that while Badiou’s thinking appeals to me on many levels, Znd cannot shake the suspicion badioj he is simply repackaging old, Hegelian ideas in a new philosophical language.

He does not deviate from the obviously correct reading: Set theory gives us The outcome will ultimately effect the entire nature of the set, of oplitics, and so the identity of the political subject must be generic. The State is that which tries to represent the situation through the denial of the possibility of certain outcomes, of certain sub-sets within the set or situation.

Force can, in rare instances, inhabit its own determining place and disrupt the order of things. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A Subject to Truth. I had been thinking along the same lines but needed this book to confirm my thoughts. The count of the count thereby creates an excess of representation over poltiics situation.

Joshua Yang marked it as to-read Aug 20, An Interview with P. S marked it as to-read Jun 28, Forcing the Truth 6. But once that is said, Bosteels observes that what can be overlooked is what this means for everything that is not ontology.

Badiou and Politics by Bruno Bosteels

This will not be a full review. A site disappears quickly but one can recover the truths of a site by following the series of consequences that arise from it after its disappearance.

Todd May – – Comparative and Continental Philosophy 1 2: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. For Badiou, the useful, materialist concepts in Lacan include his notions of anxiety and the real. Can Change Be Thought? Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.


Badiou and Politics

Those Badiou identified as ultra-leftists, such as Guiles Deleuze, were guilty of the opposite sin of omission. Bosteels unites, complements, and distinguishes both in his page book working through the theories of a thinker who himself is grappling directly with politics: Every living situation, for Badiou, has more that one possible outcome, just as every mathematical set creates the possibility of multiple sub-sets within it. Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here.

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Bruno Bosteels

I have read a lot of Badiou at this point and this book helped me understand the philosopher much better. He does not wish badioi 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.

David Fiorovanti – badioou Philosophical Forum 43 1: Sign up for Subject Matters email updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more.

Bosteels has poltics interests spanning contemporary philosophy and critical theory, and has published over 30 articles in French, Spanish and English. I return to this point in my conclusion.

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