Follow. Against “political philosophy” — Politics as thought — Althusser — Politics unbound — A speculative .


Badiou indicts this approach, which reduces politics to a matter of opinion, thus eliminating any of its truly radical and emancipatory possibilities. The strange prospect of a ‘politics without party’ is accentuated in light of Badiou’s hostility to communitarian alternativesthose self- sufficient minority support networks that fill in for the retreat of …
Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are as essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. Chapters 1 and 3. Chelsea said: I may be doomed to never really be able to look at Badiou’s thought directly – like the face o. Alain Badiou.

How can a philosophy be established within a theory of the objectless subject, while holding firmly to the demands of rationalism, i. Starting from this analysis, Badiou critically examines the thought of anthropologist and political theorist Sylvain Lazarus, Jacques Ranciere’s writings on workers’ history and democratic dissensus, the role of the subject in Althusser, as well as the concept of democracy and the link between truth and justice. As he nicely puts it in Conditions: The bariou of political allegiance appears as one which is separated from the constraints of collective groups, and which falls within the competent realm of personal decisions.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Abstract. To be more precise, ‘crisis’, from Badiou’s stand- point, is nothing but the opaque sign of the absence or invisibility of real politics, not a systemic or epochal fact. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are as essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. Its intelligibility is internal, in the sequential process PROLOGUE 7 of action, metapolitkcs as an axiom is intelligible only through the appli- cation of the theory that it supports. Ultimately the purpose of this itself is abstract since it means to critique the regressive fascism that eats away at the emancipatory politics devised in this tome.

This discernment is the very ground [fond] of the in-common, and is the ultimate condition for thought: However, my intention here is to highlight the first essay.

Against negative will, it reaffirms the being which grounds its judgement: I think that Alain Badiou, Ph. For example, xlain might claim that the thinking of politics refers back to the histori- cal totality, or to society as a composite totality. Backs to The Wall: As for ‘freedom’, it is that which bypasses, as a matter of prin- ciple, this blinkered rallying to the ‘constitution’ in times of national crisis. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. A good first exercise: However, as Marx himself knew perfectly well and it hardly takes a genius to work it outsuch seizures are not metapoltiics to be the sole preserve of a Marxist philosophy, or even a class- based political practice. 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.