Badiou and Politics (Post-Contemporary Interventions) [Bruno Bosteels] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Badiou and Politics offers a. _Badiou and Politics_ offers a much-anticipated interpretation of the work of the influential French philosopher Alain Badiou. Countering ideas of the philosopher . Bruno Bosteels Bosteels is particularly skilled at rooting the debt of Badiou’s political philosophy to earlier discussions around structure and.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. For Lack znd Politics Conclusion. In attempting to think through a radical Maoist line, Althusser had instead, thought Badiou, retreated to a kind of Stalinist metaphysics, in which only inevitablist laws of history could change the subject from above.

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Lists with This Book. Truth, Sets, and Sophistry. 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.

Rethinking Structure and Conjuncture in Althusser. Find it on Scholar. Essays on Contemporary Art and Politics. Again, the event does not “create” a new truth, but uncovers what had always been true, but not understood. Bfuno University of New York Press. The Recommencement of Dialectical Materialism? Ryan marked it as to-read Nov 09, Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

Bosteels unites, complements, and distinguishes both in his page book working through the theories of a thinker anc himself is grappling directly with politics: Badiou and Politics by Bruno Bosteels. Alex marked it as to-read Sep 11, Log In Sign Up.

Continental Political Philosophy in Continental Philosophy. 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.


Alain Badiou – – In Gabriel Riera ed. 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. First, the subject, rather than being structural, arises from a rare and contingent event. On the Ethics of Alain Badiou. A site disappears quickly but one can recover the truths of a site by following the series of consequences that arise bostels it after its disappearance.

The task of the revolutionary was to articulate a mass line of what revolution meant in an exact time and place.

Ed Taylor rated it it was amazing Feb 16, Maoist thought seemed to Badiou the best mode of inquiry for such a task. Having gotten through this challenging and rewarding tome, I still feel that while Badiou’s thinking appeals to me on many levels, I cannot shake the suspicion that he is simply poliyics old, Hegelian ideas in a new philosophical language.

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Duke Press added it Sep 29, Hany marked it as to-read Apr 02, Bosteels traces Badiou’s apprenticeship both as a philosopher and as militant. Finn Morrow rated it it was amazing Apr 06, In an interview that was published in the newspaper Le Devoir on June 11,Badiou celebrated not only the particular form of the Quebec student resistance to tuition hikes but also the more general revolt of subjectivity against the corporate paradigm of free markets.


Badiou would use dialectics not to show the irreversible direction of Society, but rather show why a given society can only present itself in certain ways without being radically transformed from within. Philosophy and its Conditions. 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 Return to Book Page.

In this respect, the communism of the speculative left is more than an ideal.

Badiou and Politics by Bruno Bosteels

The empty set is, therefor, both foundational and invisible. Bosteels has research interests spanning contemporary philosophy and critical theory, and has published over 30 articles in French, Spanish and English. Please direct permission requests for these images to permissions dukeupress. In other words, the self knows on some unspoken level that the gaze that unifies bodteels subject is imaginary- the world, and the self along with it, is incoherent.

The inertia created by the excess of representation inspires anxiety in the subject. In truly Platonic fashion, Badiou asserts that ontology is and has always been rooted in mathematics and set theory.