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Writings provides an overview of Badiou s major concepts, including being, the event and truth, and draws on unpublished manuscripts What makes Badiou a challenging figure is his insistence on the irreducible multiplicity of truths, encountered between philosophy, and science,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 Sources||p. viii|
|Editors' Note||p. ix|
|Author's Preface||p. xiii|
|Ontology is Mathematics|
|Mathematics and Philosophy: The Grand Style and the Little Style||p. 3|
|Philosophy and Mathematics: Infinity and the End of Romanticism||p. 21|
|The Question of Being Today||p. 39|
|Platonism and Mathematical Ontology||p. 49|
|The Being of Number||p. 59|
|One, Multiple, Multiplicities||p. 67|
|Spinoza's Closed Ontology||p. 81|
|The Subtraction of Truth|
|The Event as Trans-Being||p. 97|
|On Subtraction||p. 103|
|Truth: Forcing and the Unnameable||p. 119|
|Kant's Subtractive Ontology||p. 135|
|Eight Theses on the Universal||p. 143|
|Politics as Truth Procedure||p. 153|
|Logics of Appearance|
|Being and Appearance||p. 163|
|Notes Toward a Thinking of Appearance||p. 177|
|The Transcendental||p. 189|
|Hegel and the Whole||p. 221|
|Language, Thought, Poetry||p. 233|
|Index of Concepts||p. 253|
|Index of Names||p. 255|
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Series: Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers S.
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