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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Deconstruction and cultural studies have both worked bostels various angles to de-legitimate the sovereignty of politics, opting for a rhetoric built around the casualness of friendship or the inherently political nature of reading or insisting on a definition of culture as itself all the politics one could need or imagine.

Sign in Create an account. The super-ego, thought Lacan, fills the uncertainty left by anxiety with the sheer force by the self against the self of non-law presented as law. Bosteels unites, complements, and distinguishes both in his page book working through the theories of a thinker who himself bosteeos grappling directly with politics: Or is it the case that in some sense art, love, and science are all already intrinsically political?

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. That there can be no politics which is not simultaneously a science, an art and a way of loving? Bosteels’s commentary differs from most western treatments of Badiou’s work. Sign-in or register now to continue.

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If for Althusser, the super-structure was unalterable and would change only according to its own inner logic, Badiou held that structure, he would later re-name it the representation-of-a-given-world, is only the movement of its own loss. Structuralism, then, must be challenged by a new materialism. English Choose a language for shopping. In an intellectual environment that condemned dialectics for leading to the totalitarian disasters of the twentieth century, and that sometimes declared philosophy, pooitics, to polirics dead, Badiou declares that ontology survives modernity.


Though Badiou is clear that his own philosophy exists under the conditions of Cantor, Lacan, etc.

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The role of the state, which is to be understood as the totality of factors that make a world, or set, represented in a given way is, according to Badiou, to obscure the foundational void.

The state’s representation does not seem to coincide with the real situation. Please check the credit line adjacent to the illustration, as well as the front and back matter of the book for a list of credits.

That discussion of the ideal society might involve ranging from topics as seemingly removed from each other as the food we eat and the songs we sing to the organizational structure of a magistracy is not as Aristotle seems to have thought one of the failures of the Republic, but its very genius, the very heart of its continuing power and allure.

Do not such gestures precisely play into the hands of a globally hegemonic centrism that is always turning mildly aberrant political positions into radicalized and thereby illegitimate vectors of violence and catastrophe for evidence, here, note the frequency with which any popular article on Zizek mentions this otherwise totally irrelevant detail?

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Simon Critchley – – Radical Philosophy For Lacan, anxiety denoted the sub-conscious suspicion on the part of the subject that the real- the totality of reality- contained an excess beyond the limits of presentation in the symbolic world.

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Brandon marked it as to-read Jan 24, Sign up for Subject Matters email updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more. Please direct permission requests for these images to permissions dukeupress. Badiou spends much of the book dividing Lacan into his materialist and idealist tendencies, much as Althusser had done to Marx.

Duke University Press, Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. The other main contribution of this work is its corrective reading of Badiou, which targets a mistake made by those who are everything from sympathetic, hostile, or indifferent to it. Is there not a secondary echo from Sartre here as well, an echo from his claim that the group-in-fusion is forever destined to fall back into the bad faith of serial passivity?

Learn more about Amazon Prime. If we trace the various worlds of history and their given impossibles, we can think in a trans-temporal way that overcomes the rules of any one culture or world.

Occasionally, Duke University Press controls the rights to maps or other drawings. I want to say here that I disagree with Badiou’s take on mid-period Althusser.

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Matthew Cole marked it as to-read Sep 06, Badiou is a tough thinker to engage with. Bruno Bosteels is a philologist, a translator, an Associate Professor of Spanish Literature politlcs Cornell University, and the current editor of Diacritics. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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