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Theoretical Writings : Alain Badiou - Alain Badiou

Theoretical Writings

Alain Badiou

By: Alain Badiou (Editor), Ray Brassier (Editor), Alberto Toscano (Editor)


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Alain Badiou is arguably the most important and original philosopher working in France today. Swimming against the tide of postmodern orthodoxy, Badiou's work revitalizes philosophy's perennial attempt to provide a systematic theory of truth.

This volume presents for the first time in English a comprehensive overview of Badiou's ambitious system. Beginning with Badiou's controversial assertion that ontology is mathematics, this volume sets out his theory of the emergence of truths from the singular relationship between a subject and an event. Also included is a substantial extract from Badiou's forthcoming work on the logics of appearance and the concept of world, presented here in advance of its French publication.

Ranging from startling re-readings of canonical figures (Spinoza, Kant and Hegel) to decisive engagements with poetry, psychoanalysis and radical politics, Theoretical Writings is an indispensable introduction to one of the great thinkers of our time.

The volume also features a preface written by the author especially for this collection.

List of Sourcesp. viii
Editors' Notep. ix
Author's Prefacep. xiii
Ontology is Mathematics
Mathematics and Philosophy: The Grand Style and the Little Stylep. 3
Philosophy and Mathematics: Infinity and the End of Romanticismp. 21
The Question of Being Todayp. 39
Platonism and Mathematical Ontologyp. 49
The Being of Numberp. 59
One, Multiple, Multiplicitiesp. 67
Spinoza's Closed Ontologyp. 81
The Subtraction of Truth
The Event as Trans-Beingp. 97
On Subtractionp. 103
Truth: Forcing and the Unnameablep. 119
Kant's Subtractive Ontologyp. 135
Eight Theses on the Universalp. 143
Politics as Truth Procedurep. 153
Logics of Appearance
Being and Appearancep. 163
Notes Toward a Thinking of Appearancep. 177
The Transcendentalp. 189
Hegel and the Wholep. 221
Language, Thought, Poetryp. 233
Notesp. 243
Index of Conceptsp. 253
Index of Namesp. 255
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ISBN: 9780826461469
ISBN-10: 0826461468
Series: Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers S.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 3rd July 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.6 x 23.4  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1