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Mourning, Psychoanalysis, and the Death of Adulthood

The widely read essay by A.O. Scott, “The Death of Adulthood in American Culture” argues pretty convincingly that the changing heroes and anti-heroes of contemporary television provide a glimpse into a larger shift in contemporary life, a shift that now means adulthood as we have come to know it, is conceptually untenable. 1,183 more words


Badiou on Beckett

rest then my mistakes are my life the knees draw up the back bends the head comes to rest on the sack between the hands my sack my body all mine all these parts every part…

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Book Review

The Dictatorship of God? Or, Jesus Plus Paul Equals Marx Plus Lenin

Here are two relatively unconventional takes on Jesus and Paul:

I am not the first to risk the comparison that makes of him a Lenin for whom Christ will have been the equivocal Marx.

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Historical Jesus

SE part 6. Badiou; The Transcription of the Void.

The efforts that go into solving complex mathematical problems, the failures as well as solutions, must be deriving from that set of solution for which such endeavor strives, which then shows that all such work, indeed all work, is determined in nature. 3,057 more words

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways—Alain Badiou, In Praise of Love

If Àlain Badiou, greatest living French philosopher—according to his compatriots—writes a book called In Praise of Love, wouldn’t you pay attention?

I did. After all, aren’t the French also famed as some of the… 669 more words


Badiou and Bosteels: Non-Party Simpletons

One of curious features of the self-described leaders of the renewal of communism is a type of non-party communism. It appears in the collection of contributions called  298 more words