Theoretical Writings

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Juni 2004



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.


The Stellar Matheme - Editors' Introduction; Mathematics is Ontology; The Question of Being Today; Philosophy and Mathematics; Platonism and the Philosophy of Mathematics; The Being of Number; One, Multiple, Multiplicity - Addendum A (Historical) Spinoza's Closed Ontology, Addendum B (Conditional) The Desire of the MathemeII; The Subtraction of Truth; The Event as Trans-Being; On Subtraction; Truth - Forcing and the Unnameable; Eight Theses on the Universal - Addendum C (Historical) Kant's Subtractive Ontology, Addendum D (Conditional) Politics as a Truth Procedure III Logics of Appearance; Being and Appearance; Towards a Thought of Appearance; The Transcendental - Addendum E (Historical) Hegel and the Whole, Addendum F (Conditional) Language, Thought, Poetry.


Alain Badiou teaches at the Ecole Normale Superieure and at the College International de Philosophie in Paris, France. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works. Ray Brassier is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Alberto Toscano is Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is the editor and translator, with Ray Brassier, of Alain Badiou's Theoretical Writings (London: Continuum, 2004).


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Writings provides an overview of Badiou s major concepts, including being, the event and truth, and draws on unpublished manuscripts What makes Badiou a challenging figure is his insistence on the irreducible multiplicity of truths, encountered between philosophy, and science,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
EAN: 9780826461452
ISBN: 082646145X
Untertitel: 'Athlone Contemporary European'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2004
Seitenanzahl: 300 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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