The designation “Christian” maintains both positive and negative resonances. This is news to no one. Yet, postmodernism’s acute consciousness of language and its value has lead to an odd predicament and tension within the last few years. 212 more words
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Nietzsche’s adage that philosophy is disguised biography is not a neat fit with Badiou, only because there is very little of disguise in Badiou’s philosophy. The core of his philosophical project (and of his political activism) has been an attempt to understand what it means to be faithful to the great revolutionary events of the previous two centuries, particularly May ’68 in Paris and the Cultural Revolution in China, which was, in his view, both the high point of the revolutionary sequence and the site of its final failure. 1,970 more words
Reading Alain Badiou’s Being and Event 6: The Thesis of the “Impasse” Which Is the “Reciprocity of The One and Being”
0. I thought it more than nearly time for me to return to the text itself of Badiou’s Being and Event. So return to it I will and to more particularly to the opening paragraph of the first chapter proper of the book, “Meditation One. 978 more words
This week I have looked at two pieces of writing. The first being Alain Badiou’s The Crises Is A Spectacle “Where Is The Real” where Badiou uses an analogy that compares the financial crises to a Hollywood blockbuster, plaid out by politicians and bankers, in a way to enforce his argument on replacing today’s capitalist rules and theories with something more communistic. 406 more words
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This anthology collects the texts that defined the concept of biopolitics, which has become so significant throughout the humanities and social sciences today.