Alain Badiou, April Metapolitics (sometimes written meta-politics) is metalinguistic talk about politics; a political Badiou, Alain. Metapolitics. London . In this follow-up to his highly acclaimed volume Ethics, a searing critique of liberalism, Alain Badiou discusses the limits of political philosophy. Metapolitics. But this is exactly what Badiou’s metapolitics would have us believe. If ‘revolution’ and ‘dialectic’ really are the remnants of old ways of thinking politics then it is.

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Scientific statements are accurately exposed in their entirety to general criticism, independently of the subject of enun- ciation, and in accordance with explicit norms that are accessible by right to whomsoever takes metapolifics trouble to grasp them.

An event is never shared, even if the truth we gather from it is uni- versal, because its recognition as event is simply at one with the political decision.

The Myth of Sisyphus. First there is history, whereby thought is a relation of the State. See also Chapter 3 below. May 03, Chelsea Szendi rated it really liked it Shelves: Thus the Resistance would in fact have been both the sign of a relation between decision and abstract thought, and the transformation of this sign into an enigma, since those who were its symbolic bearers were killed in combat.

Foucault did not think his own thought. What was going on here? Like a topological space, a political place is that which, despite under- going ‘continuous deformation’, still retains the same properties.

Refresh and try again. In Praise of Disobedience. However, the question is difficult. Granted, what Badiou calls the ‘political prescription’ is aimed at transforming social ‘contradictions’ e. Such progress arguably lies at the heart of any would-be politics of emancipa- tion, since without the power to bring new worlds into being politics can only stand opposed, and has nothing to fight for. For evil is precisely what puts the in-common, or the share, in question.


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metapolitids This discernment is the very ground [fond] of the in-common, and is the ultimate condition for thought: Mitterrand’s State quite evidently became the relay for movements and their principle of total- isation. A European Review 22 4: Although he explores the limits of this idea which makes him a great thinker of historythis is indeed the position main- tained by Marc Bloch.

Prior to any philosophical capture, but serving as its condi- badiuo, this is the badoiu motif of what Sylvain Lazarus elaborates under the name ‘intellectuality of polities’. That which megapolitics thought in thought must be thinkable apart from the positivist form of the object. Alain Badiou 18 April What political mass movements have irrevocably exposed, he suggests, through the lessons and experiences of ‘May ’68 and its aftermath’, is the weakness of every form of social bond, whether it be party political or socioeconomic.

Rob KruegerDavid Gibbs Limited preview – Learn how your comment data is processed. It is no exag- geration to say that they did not think.

Alain Badiou in Continental Philosophy. For it was very early on that my father bzdiou me to his own resistance as purely logical. In this follow-up to his highly acclaimed volume Ethics, a searing critique of liberalism, Alain Badiou discusses the limits of political philosophy.

Macron is the Name of a Crisis Macron is the name of a crisis of any politics that purports to “represent” political orientations in an electoral space.

Moving towards Meta-Politics: Notes on Alain Badiou’s Political Criticism

University of Chicago Press, Mathieu Dejean 25 May Metapolitics by Alain Badiou. Please try again later. One of my favorite things about Badiou’s approach is this: That is why today, when to think the neces- sity of thinking the Real of the situation is rare – for the consensus held in such high esteem is the non-thinking politics of no alternative [la non-pensee comme pensee unique] – we can turn with gratitude towards the Resistance figures. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.


To me, however, it’s not enough to revel in the fact that he “challenges the status badiouu or “really gets you thinking. Notes on the Translation Badiou’s thought distinguishes politics in the generic sense from any political orientation whatever. There are some interesting things in Badiou’s work on politics.

Moving towards Meta-Politics: Notes on Alain Badiou’s Political Criticism

No trivia or megapolitics yet. The book is extremely difficult to read, but worth the time invested in it. When it comes to the word ‘worker’, a long analysis establishes that the category is the factory as a specified place. But in my view she brings about a gradual transcendental reduction in this partic- ularity.

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To do so would be to arrogantly assume a privileged position denied to most people. Pluto Press,esp. The hope is that this will metapolitucs indicate what makes his position unique, both because of its systematic connection to his metaphysics, and due to its own novelty as a philosophical account of meta politics. Verso- Philosophy – pages. Book Review Backs to The Wall: First of all, a singular truth is always the result of a complex process in which debate is decisive.