DOWNLOAD Logics of Worlds is the sequel to Alain Badiou’s much-heralded masterpiece, Being and Event. Tackling the questions that had. Villanova New Encounters in French and Italian Thought (Dr. Brian A. Smith, University of Dundee) The Life of the Individual in Badiou’s Logics of Worlds. LOGICS OF WORLDS. Page 1. Page 2. Also available from Continuum: Being and Event, Alain Badiou Conditions, Alain Badiou Infinite Thought.

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In the most radical case, a subject’s faithful tracing of the implications of the structure of the evental site results in the element which was formerly minimal in its degree of existence — what had earlier literally “in-existed” in that particular world, being present in its being but completely invisible to the world’s logic — suddenly to attain a maximal degree of baddiou, bringing with it all the changes in the existing structure that this implies pp.

Moufawad-Paul rated it liked it. He is the author of several successful novels and plays as well as more than a dozen philosophical works. While his analysis worldss what points provides to the conversation could have been and should have been interjected into his first book for the purpose of clarification, he misses out on providing an internal definition of knowledge even in this following book.

In honesty this worked well until Book 6 when I put the book down and didn’t come back to it for a fortnight. And yet, hasn’t he contradicted himself?

Logics of Worlds: Being and Event, 2 by Alain Badiou

Badiou, through his theory of the event, saves himself from this dilemma, the event of revolution is not produced, and it is an unpredictable, un-planable exception. What is perhaps wonderful about Badiou’s approach, as well, is that he sidesteps the traditional jargon that Zizek has to deal with.

This vector of transformation is, for Badiou, always infinite.

Dan Blackaby rated it really liked it Apr 27, Please log in using one of these methods to post your logocs To ask other readers questions about Logics of Worldsplease sign up. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The math gets logivs little dry at times, even for me, a mathematician. His other critique — that Deleuze reduces everything into a monotonous elan vital, logjcs to Spinoza’s lack of a transcendental distinction of substances and subjectivity is well taken, however.

The phenomenal worlds in which we experience our life as individuals can reflect accurately their material, ontological, base. I changed my approach and didn’t resign to my lack of understanding and painstakingly pursued each proof in laborious detail to make sure that every sentence was understood.


It’s flawed for the reasons I point out, but it’s still well worth the read. The individual becomes a faithful subject by becoming a finite portion of an infinite truth procedure. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I read a bunch of his stuff, and, though I am also baciou politically sympathetic to where he’s coming from, and I have learned much from him that way, I don’t think I would keep reading if it weren’t for the fact that, damn it, I find him fun to read.

This pure modeling becomes all the more valuable when it is connected to a process which then is able to modify one another. Published February 19th by Continuum first published April 24th For if reflection on formalisms and their bdaiou does indeed represent as it seems to a fitting topic for at least part of what philosophy is on the way to becoming in the twenty-first century, then Badiou’s rigorous constructions and imaginative applications will be worthy of study and critical reflection for years to come.

Both in Badiou’s magnum opus, Being and Event and its new sequel, Logics of Worldsthe result is a kind of paradoxical formalism of the limits of formalism itself, striking a sometimes uneasy balance between the inveterate tendency of analytic thought to seek formal solutions for theoretical problems of epistemology and metaphysics, and that of continental thought to seek the solution to what are seen as more-than-theoretical problems of social and political praxis in the kinds of liberation that may occur outside the “closed” regime of all that is calculable or tractable by formal systems.

Professions like attorneys and architects are gatekeepers to officiated activity, activity which is inflated because of the formalism of capitalism Simon Lasair rated it it was amazing Jul 19, From the world of our logiccs experience we need to have access to wprlds actual structure of the material base. Dec 12, J.

In this paper I want to argue that there is room for meaningful action on the part of the individual, action that contributes to one of the four genres of our existence: So read, and my it help you, too, find ways to live for an Idea, and to identify a Truth to which you can maintain your fidelity.

How we decide to decompose a situation into chunks will in reverse allow us to assemble them back together. Their sublime ability to create complex and yet fantastically concise occult hypothesis allows them the decompose and recompose with such sheer mastery that they have forgotten the reality nadiou their own methods. Cengiz Erdem on Alain Badiou: Unafraid to resurrect and reinvent the classical themes of philosophy, Badiou gives new meaning to concepts such as object, body and relation, mobilising them in arresting studies that range from the architectural planning of Brasilia to contemporary astronomy, and confronting himself with towering philosophical counterparts Leibniz, Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Lacan, Deleuze.


You are commenting using your WordPress. This strange retroactive effect of appearing on being is possible, ligics in Being and Eventonly through a paradoxical effect of self-reference or -belonging; for an event to occur, it is necessary not only that a certain set a multiple in being be a member of itself, but also that this particular being appear, in a world, as an element of a transcendental indexing woorlds again indexes that very being pp.


Genc Shehu rated it it was amazing May 22, The connected use values of these products are what creates value for money, and those different kinds of money are in a way, different kinds of sublimated use values. When talking about one of the most important ISAs, that of education, he talks about how teachers, committed to the idea of class struggle, can influence and divert the educational ideology away from reinforcing that of the state ideology, he calls this a sign: Introduction For Badiou, the human individual has a material animal existence, finite and mortal, but it also has the capacity to become an immortal subject.

He’s quite inspiring, too. Although our everyday struggles, for better conditions of work and pay, cannot create the conditions for a revolution to happen, they do not change the material base of our condition, but they do change our relation to this base. Thus the punctual articulation of a Truth by means of an evental break with a given situation is always partial, and liable to be taken up again, even after a lapse of centuries or millennia, through the renewal of a faithful tracing of the consequences of a subsequent Event by the agency of what Badiou terms the “subject” pp.

He’s hunting big game here, Short first thoughts: Tom rated it really liked it Aug 02,