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Theoretical Writings

Alain Badiou

By: Badiou

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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 thought revitalizes philosophy's perennial attempt to provide a systematic theory of truth.
This volume, assembled with the collaboration of the author, presents for the first time in English a comprehensive outline of Badiou's ambitious system. Starting from the controversial assertion that ontology is mathematics, this volume sets out the theory of the emergence of truths from the singular relationship between a subject and an event. Also included is a substantial excerpt 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 time.
The volume includes a preface by Alain Badiou, an extensive editors' introduction, and a glossary of key terms.

Theoretical Writings provides an overview of Badiou s major concepts, including being, the event and truth, and draws on unpublished manuscripts What makes Badiou a challenging figure is his insistence on the irreducible multiplicity of truths, encountered between philosophy, and science, art, politics and love. De Philosophia, 2004

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: 9780826461452
ISBN-10: 082646145X
Series: Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers S.
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 3rd June 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 15.9  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1