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Retrieved 24 January Archived from the original on 25 May Mathematician Alan Sokal and physicist Jean Bricmont write that Badiou proposes, with seemingly “utter seriousness,” a blending of psychoanalysis, politics and set theory that they contend is preposterous.

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This article’s further reading may not follow Wikipedia’s content policies or guidelines. Eventideas of the multiple, ontology is mathematicsthe One is not, count-as-one.

Philosophy and the Idea of Communism. For Badiou the problem which the Greek tradition of dsl has faced and never satisfactorily dealt with is that while beings themselves are plural, and thought in terms of multiplicity, being itself is thought to be singular; that is, it is thought in terms of the one.

Such a rupture is what Badiou calls an event, according to a theory originally worked out in Being and Event and fleshed out in important ways in Logics of Worlds.

A Dialoguewith Elisabeth Roudinesco ; transl. He wrote his first novel, Almagestesin Verso, The Adventure of French Philosophytransl. Badiou uses the axioms of Zermelo—Fraenkel set theory to identify the relationship of being to history, Nature, the State, and God. 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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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. It started in with the publication of his “Circonstances 3: 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: According to Badiou, philosophy is suspended from four conditions art, love, politics, and scienceeach of them fully independent “truth procedures.


On the Politics of Resistance” [ permanent dead link ]with Simon Critchley. Archived from the original PDF on 11 August From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The PSU was particularly active in the struggle for the decolonization of Algeria. The Communist Hypothesis pbk. Only the philosopher sees in the true lover’s love the unfolding of a truth. In line with his concept of the event, Badiou maintains, politics is not about politicians, but activism based on the present situation and the evental [ sic ] his translators’ neologism rupture.

Badiou argues for resurrecting the practice of communism. Showing of 1 reviews. An Essay on the Understanding of Eviltransl. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Alain Baciou. However, he continues, the dominations themselves are, whilst being relative concepts, not necessarily intrinsic to language and constructible thought; rather one can axiomatically define a domination — in the terms of mathematical ontology — as a set of conditions such that any condition outside the domination is dominated by at least one term inside the domination.


So if one is to badilu of a set — for instance, the set of people, or humanity — as counting as one, the multiple elements which belong to that set are secured as one consistent concept humanitybut only in alwin of what does not belong to that set.

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The dominating ideology of the day, which Badiou terms “democratic materialism,” denies the existence of truth and only recognizes ” bodies ” and ” languages.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. This is why Badiou accords set theory the axioms of which he refers to as the “ideas of the multiple” such stature, and refers to mathematics as the very place of ontology: Times of Riots and Uprisingstransl.

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.

Even in science the guesswork that marks the event is prominent. A Dialogue in 16 Chapterstransl. Only set theory allows one to conceive badlou ‘pure doctrine of the multiple’. While philosophy’s several conditions are, on their own terms, “truth procedures” i.