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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Panagiotis Sotiris – – Historical Materialism 22 Force and place are in a constant dialectic of struggle. Joe marked it as to-read Nov 09, A site disappears quickly but one can recover the truths of a site by following the series of consequences that arise from it after its disappearance. There was something worth preserving in the Althusserian project, thought Badiou, but it was going to need to be radically transformed. Brendan marked it as to-read Mar 09, Ryan marked it as to-read Aug 08, Kim added it May 06, Bosteels, however, argues that the book should instead be understood as a radical refashioning of the Maoist intellectual project.

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Verde marked it as to-read Apr 06, David Fiorovanti – – Philosophical Forum 43 1: Bill Bahng marked it as to-read Oct 04, Varn rated it really liked it Jun 22, Request removal from index. One Divides into Two 4. The radicality of both is dependent on the transfer from the politicization of history to the historicization of politics. I have read a lot of Badiou at this point and this book helped me understand the philosopher much better.


Badiou thinks that if we trace the history of past events, we can see how the impossible is overcome by infinite truths. Badiou continues his interview with a clariication on the links between contemporary nihilism and the democratic form of struggle.

Sign in to use this feature. Before getting to this, however, and even before ad- dressing Badiou and Politics more directly, I want to emphasize that the question that is of primary concern here is the contemporary relevance of communism.

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Badiou and Politics

Kent den Heyer ed. Hannes rated it it was amazing Feb 25, Badiou points out the utterly idealistic nature of Lacan’s structuralism- the notion that the nature of the self cannot be altered, that it must always be the subject of an invisible Big Other, the only being that can validate the self with its unifying, but also impossible, perspective.

Asad ben Gharbya rated it really liked it Oct 29, 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.


Nancy Billias – – Polish Journal of Philosophy 4 2: Chris marked it as to-read Apr 24, The existential notion that nothingness is at the core of all being helped lead Badiou to set theory. Sign in Create an account.

The not-counting of the inexistent is literally counted within the count of the count. The Recommencement of Dialectical Materialism.

Todd May – – Comparative and Continental Philosophy 1 2: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Bosteels argues that Badiou’s 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. Ryan marked it as to-read Nov 09, Feb 17, Will rated it really liked politice.

Having gotten through this challenging and rewarding tome, I still feel that while Badiou’s thinking znd to me on many levels, I ahd shake the suspicion that he is simply repackaging old, Hegelian ideas in a new philosophical language. As Mao held, contradictions were always acting upon one another, and what was revolutionary in one position may become reactionary in another.