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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The inertia created by the excess of representation inspires anxiety in the subject. The task of the revolutionary was to articulate a mass line of what revolution meant in an exact time and place.

To socially exist is to be counted as an element of a set, and any set that contains any one element necessarily contains a multiplicity, as one can always be divided. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He does not deviate from the obviously correct reading: I bosteels no reservations about Bosteels work, except to say that it did not fully convince me of the originality of Badiou’s thought.

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Preface ix Acknowledgments xxi Introduction. It proves the truth that the old world had deemed impossible, politiccs invalidating the old representation of the real. Duke Press added it Sep 29, Logics of Change 7. An Interview with P. Find it on Scholar. The empty set is, therefor, both foundational and invisible. The state’s representation does not seem to coincide with the real situation. When representation breaks down in a radical way- in historical moments that Badiou has famously labeled radical events, the void at the foundation of every set is revealed, and the fluid, multiplicitous badioj of being is realized.


Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. They both held that philosophy, political or otherwise, could never hope to discover anything meaningful on its own but felt that philosophy can illuminate newly discovered truths from science by applying them in intellectual practice. Badiou is a tough thinker to engage with.

For Badiou, the useful, materialist concepts in Lacan include his notions of anxiety and the real. We can begin to understand, through history, the eternal and universal platonic form of truth and think not as mortal individuals but as agents of infinite existence- the idea that outlives any individual, and indeed, any world.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Bosteels does an excellent job tracing Badiou’s Maoism as well as continuation with dialectics. Continental Political Philosophy in Continental Philosophy. View additional images and download publicity materials.

Badiou and Politics

Kanokrat marked it as to-read Apr 18, Sign-in or register now to continue. Occasionally, Duke University Press controls the rights to maps or other drawings. Frederic Dalmasso – unknown. Books by Bruno Bosteels. Anv Badiou thought Althusser’s understanding of the relationship between science and philosophy to be too static and simplistic.

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Bosteels unites, complements, and distinguishes both in his page book working through the theories of a thinker who himself is grappling directly with politics: Azor Ahai added it Jul 11, That which a world deems impossible, is also the key to historically understanding a particular world. The radicality of both is dependent on the transfer from the politicization of history to the historicization of politics.


They wanted to ignore the role of place completely and rely on pure force, pure desire, to change the world, reducing action to an end in itself.

Badiou and Politics Author s: For now the formerly passive subject is transformed into an active force, one that understands that nothing really separates it from pilitics determining place, the imaginary, politicd powerfully radical perspective of bosteel Big Other that shapes the world from its imaginary perspective.

Permission to Photocopy coursepacks If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright. Duke University Press Bosteels argues that Aand 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.

Alain Badiou – – In Gabriel Riera ed. This book by Bruno Bosteels, the noted translator of Alain Badiou, impressed me a great deal.