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The God of Metaphysics

Christopher Watkin

in Difficult Atheism: Post-Theological Thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640577
eISBN:
9780748671793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640577.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter sets forth and critiques Alain Badiou’s account of the death of the God of metaphysics, setting it alongside Jean-Luc Nancy’s critique of the metaphysics of the death of God. Whereas, ... More


The Horizon of Anarchy: Radical Politics in the Wake of Marx

Saul Newman

in The Politics of Postanarchism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634958
eISBN:
9780748652846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634958.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter takes up this notion of politics outside the state, showing the relevance of this idea to continental radical thought today and situating anarchism within debates among continental ... More


The New Platonists

Martin Puchner

in The Drama of Ideas: Platonic Provocations in Theater and Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199730322
eISBN:
9780199852796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730322.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

The influence of Plato on modern philosophy is immense. Through his dramatic writing, he is a constant reminder of the tangible, the personal, and the concrete. This chapter advocates a way of ... More


On the Edge of the Negative: Badiou

Benjamin Noys

in The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638635
eISBN:
9780748671915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638635.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter re-reads the work of Alain Badiou as a probing of the problem of negativity. Tracing the history of Badiou’s political involvement in the radical Maoist formations of the 1970s suggests ... More


Presenting Alain Badiou

Alex Ling

in Badiou and Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641130
eISBN:
9780748652631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641130.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter offers a brief introduction to Alain Badiou's philosophy. It highlights the crucial role of ‘conditioning’ and discusses Badiou's concept of ‘inaesthetics’, or his approach to art, which ... More


The State and the Politics of Truth: Alain Badiou

Oliver Marchart

in Post-Foundational Political Thought: Political Difference in Nancy, Lefort, Badiou and Laclau

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624973
eISBN:
9780748672066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624973.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter traces Alain Badiou's attitude to and his role within current political philosophy. It argues that Badiou can legitimately be located within the group of post-foundational theorists ... More


Disjunctive Synthesis

Jean-Jacques Lecercle

in Badiou and Deleuze Read Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638000
eISBN:
9780748652648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638000.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the exchange of insults between Alain Badiou and Gilles Deleuze during 1976, when the former was still a young lecturer at the philosophy department of the University of ... More


Alain Badiou’s Mallarmé: From the Structural Dialectic to the Poetry of the Event

Robert Boncardo

in Mallarme and the Politics of Literature: Sartre, Kristeva, Badiou, Rancière

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474429528
eISBN:
9781474445092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429528.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This third chapter tracks Alain Badiou’s reading of Mallarmé, beginning with his extensive treatment of the poet in his first and most politically-committed work, Theory of the Subject, where ... More


Badiou and Cinema

Alex Ling

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641130
eISBN:
9780748652631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641130.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book offers an in-depth examination of cinema and its philosophical significance. It employs the philosophy of Alain Badiou to answer the question central to all serious film scholarship – ... More


(Theo)poetic Naming and the Advent of Truths: The Function of Poetics in the Philosophy of Alain Badiou

Hollis Phelps

in Theopoetic Folds: Philosophizing Multifariousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251551
eISBN:
9780823252985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251551.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This paper attempts to develop a theopoetic reading of Alain Badiou's philosophy, particularly in regards to the role that nomination plays in his four truth procedures. The first section of this ... More


Post-Foundational Political Thought: Political Difference in Nancy, Lefort, Badiou and Laclau

Oliver Marchart

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624973
eISBN:
9780748672066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624973.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book, a wide-ranging overview of the emergence of post-foundationalism and a survey of the work of its key contemporary exponents, presents the first systematic coverage of the conceptual ... More


Sacco with Badiou: On the Political Ontology of Comics

Alexander Dunst

in The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Alexander Dunst draws on the philosophy of Alain Badiou to chart an important shift from Sacco’s first long-form works of comics journalism--namely, Palestine and Safe Area Goražde--to the more ... More


The God of the Poets

Christopher Watkin

in Difficult Atheism: Post-Theological Thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640577
eISBN:
9780748671793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640577.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

For Badiou, the god of the poets is the most tenacious of deities. The poetic principle of the enchanted world, this god is neither dead nor alive but rather withdrawn. Badiou identifies the ... More


Badiou Reads Mallarmé

Jean-Jacques Lecercle

in Badiou and Deleuze Read Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638000
eISBN:
9780748652648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638000.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines Alain Badiou's reading of the works of Stéphane Mallarmé. It explains that in the very first pages of Logic of Worlds, Badiou called Mallarmé his master and claimed that his ... More


Alain Badiou: Formalised Inhumanism

Christopher Watkin

in French Philosophy Today: New Figures of the Human in Badiou, Meillassoux, Malabou, Serres and Latour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474414739
eISBN:
9781474422338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414739.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter probes the limits of Badiou’s “formalised inhumanism”, arguing that it is wrong to characterise the figure of the human that emerges in Badiou’s thought as radically new. For both Badiou ... More


Finkielkraut, Badiou, and the “New Antisemitism”

Maurice Samuels

in The Right to Difference: French Universalism and the Jews

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226397054
eISBN:
9780226399324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226399324.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Chapter Seven explores the emergence of a hardline form of universalism, opposed to minority difference, in contemporary debates over Muslim integration, and especially in discourse concerning the ... More


An Instant or an Eternity: Thinking Cinema After Deleuze

Alex Ling

in Badiou and Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641130
eISBN:
9780748652631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641130.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter investigates the relation of Alain Badiou's philosophy of cinema to that of Gilles Deleuze, reconsidering how space and time operate in cinema, whereby cinema figures as an art whose ... More


Combatting the Crisis: Reconstructing Political Agency from Rousset and Foucault to Rancière and Badiou

Adrian May

in From Bataille to Badiou: Lignes, the Preservation of Radical French Thought, 1987-2017

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940438
eISBN:
9781789629118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940438.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter charts the political responses of Lignes in the new millennium, as securitisation methods, crises and states of exception replaced consensual liberalism as the dominant modes of ... More


The Reject and The “Postsecular,” or Who’s Afraid of Religion

Irving Goh

in The Reject: Community, Politics, and Religion after the Subject

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262687
eISBN:
9780823266371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262687.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter moves forward in time to the contemporary “postsecular” condition, which has witnessed the militant rise of local religions in a world that has supposedly become-reason. It brings to ... More


The Event of the Letter: Two Approaches to the Law and its Real

Tracy McNulty

in Wrestling with the Angel: Experiments in Symbolic Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161190
eISBN:
9780231537605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161190.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines Paul's polemic and its centrality to Alain Badiou's theory of the event, arguing that it overlooks the way in which the Mosaic law can itself be understood as an “event” by ... More


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