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Alain Badiou is a Platonist, and it is important to keep this in mind when reading the political writings assembled in Polemics. This substantial. Alain Badiou. European Graduate School. Follow. Abstract. PT. 1. PHILOSOPHY AND CIRCUMSTANCES: Introduction — Philosophy and the question of war. Following on from Alain Badiou’s acclaimed works Ethics and Metapolitics, Polemics is a series of brilliant metapolitical reflections, demolishing established .

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Both wittily and profoundly, Badiou presents a series of radical philosophical engagements with politics, and questions what constitutes political truth. Jan 30, Ian “Marvin” Graye marked it as to-read Shelves: No trivia or pole,ics yet. Intervew at the Daily Haaretz — 8.

View all 5 comments. After quickly demolishing the prevailing views of justice in Athenian society, Socrates proceeds to dream of another city, a just city governed by philosophers whose souls would be oriented towards the Good. A European Review 22 4: Great scientific creators and innovative artists have been right, contrary to dominant opinion… Is politics, and politics alone, to be condemned to the conservatism of numerical means?

The Notes Taken: Alain Badiou, “Polemics”

Philosophy andthe Questionof War Today. Also by Alain Badiou. Badiou’s Challenge to Art and its Education: Sign in to use this feature. With the critical insight and polemical bravura for which he is renowned, Badiou considers the relationships between language, judgment and propaganda—and shows how propaganda has become the dominant force. Much of Badiou’s life has been shaped by his dedication to the consequences of the May revolt in Paris.


Verso BooksMay 13, – Philosophy – pages. What I take issue with is that whereas property destruction by certain militant factions is almost universally denounced as “violence” or “terrorism” including from the mouths of certain yellow labour representativesactual violence against aalain bodies of those exercising their democratic rights has proven almost unthinkable as such. Sarah Hammerschlag – – University of Chicago Press.

Polemics by Alain Badiou; tr by Steven Corcoran: review

His entire philosophical project is, in effect, an attempt to think the coming-to-be of that which is unthinkable within the representative-democratic situation – precisely, a properly communist politics from below – and to delineate an ethics of militancy which defines the human being in positive terms.

Sean Namei rated it liked it Sep 22, Sign up here for discounts and quicker purchasing. This book tells the story of the men and women of Fighter Command who worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout Britain to thwart the Nazis. Play rated it did not like it Dec 23, He is the author of several books including Absolutely PostcolonialBadiou: But in a situation of general police action, there is, I suggest, perhaps no better well at which to quench one’s thirst than the writings of Alain Badiou.

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On Politics and Aesthetics. Trained as a mathematician, Alain Badiou is one of the most original French philosophers today. Other standouts for me: Want to Read saving…. David Rossing rated it really liked it May 02, Meditations upon various US military interventions.

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A Critique of Just War Theory. On lolemics war against Serbia: To ask other readers questions about Polemicsplease sign up.

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Militants of Truth, Communities of Equality: Theory is not exactly therapy, but it can be a means of getting one’s bearings when this is desperately needed.

Robert Cherry – – Science and Society 63 4: Terrorism in Social and Political Polemiccs. Culture and Cultures in Social and Political Philosophy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Like Telegraph Books on Facebook. David Shaw rated it really liked it May 27, Nov 06, David rated it really liked it Shelves: Essays on Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Lacan. May 13, Pages Buy. He feels the law of averages obliterates any real intelligence or creativity from the democratic process, because it privileges the tepid, bwdiou majority over the committed and engaged minority.

I’ve had this argument too many times to repeat here, but I can personally attest to the bewildering and psychologically damaging effects of being at odds with and alaln down by the armed wing of the dominant “democratic” situation.