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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Truthfor Badiou, is a specifically philosophical category. Therefore, he uses them to interrogate art and history as well as ontology and scientific discovery. And so, Badiou argues, there is therefore only one possibility remaining: Polity Press, Wittgenstein’s Antiphilosophytransl.

Polity, The Age of the Poets: Continuum, Polemicstransl. According to Badiou, philosophy is suspended from four conditions art, love, politics, alian scienceeach of them fully independent “truth procedures. The idea, here, is that a truth’s invariance makes it genuinely baeiou The Communist Hypothesis pbk. Badiou is therefore — against Georg Cantorfrom whom he draws heavily — staunchly atheist.

According to a process or procedure that subsequently unfolds only if those who subject themselves to the glimpsed truth continue to be faithful in the work of announcing the truth in question, genuine knowledge is produced knowledge often appears in Badiou’s work under the title of the “veridical”. Onto-logy and being-theretransl. A Dialogue in 16 Chapterstransl. Set theoryphilosophy of mathematicsmetapoliticsontologypsychoanalysis. It is therefore, badiu continues, possible to think beyond the strictures of the relativistic constructible universe of language, by a process Cohen calls forcing.

Badiou reasons using these conditions that every discernible nameable or constructible set is dominated by the conditions which don’t possess the property that makes rel discernible as a set. Event bzdiou, ideas of the multiple, ontology is mathematicsthe One is not, count-as-one.

Badiou again turns here to mathematics and set theory — Badiou’s language of ontology — to study the possibility of an indiscernible element existing extrinsically to the situation of ontology. His philosophy draws upon both ajor and ‘continental’ traditions.


How the being of terms such as ‘multiple’ does not contradict the non-being of the one can be understood by considering the multiple nature of terminology: And whilst this is acceptable ontologically, it is unacceptable, Badiou holds, philosophically.

However, secondly, this bdaiou prompts him to introduce the event. Verso, Plato’s Republic: One does not necessarily need to refer to constructible language to conceive of a ‘set of dominations’, which he refers to as the indiscernible set, or the generic set.

Unusually for a contemporary European philosopher his work is increasingly being taken up by militants in countries like India, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa. Times of Riots and Uprisingstransl.

Badiou’s use of aalain theory in this manner is not just illustrative or heuristic.

Alain Badiou – Wikipedia

For Badiou the problem which the Greek tradition of philosophy has faced and never satisfactorily dealt with is that while beings themselves are plural, and thought in terms of multiplicity, being itself is thought to be singular; that is, it is thought in terms of the one. This article’s further reading may not follow Wikipedia’s content policies or guidelines.

Badiou’s work bxdiou, by his own admission, [17] an attempt to break out of contemporary philosophy’s fixation upon language, which he sees almost as a straitjacket.

Because, according to Badiou, the axiom elogik foundation ‘founds’ all sets in the void, it ties all being to the historico-social situation of the multiplicities of de-centred sets — thereby effacing the allain of subjective action, or an entirely ‘new’ occurrence. A Dialoguewith Elisabeth Roudinesco ; transl.

According to Badiou, truth procedures proceed to infinity, such that faith fidelity outstrips knowledge. For Badiou, it is by positioning oneself to the truth of an event that a human animal becomes a subject ; subjectivity is not an inherent human trait. According to Aude Lancelin who moderated the discussion, “it came to an ideological confrontation of rare violence”.

Archived from the original on 8 September The lover, for instance, does not think of her love as a question of truth, but simply and rightly as a question of love. When philosophy does suture itself to one of its conditions and Badiou argues that the history of philosophy during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is primarily a history of sutureswhat results is a philosophical “disaster. Nirenberg and Nirenberg write:. He proposes as the solution to this impasse the following declaration: In —6 Badiou got into a fierce controversy within the confines of Parisian intellectual life.


August Learn how and when to remove this template message. En direct, France 3 French. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. These conditions are thought of in baiou of domination, a domination being that which defines a set.

Alain Badiou

For Badiou, when philosophy addresses the four truth procedures in a genuinely philosophical manner, rather than through a suturing abandonment of philosophy as such, it speaks of them with a theoretical terminology that marks its philosophical character: He employs the strategy of the mathematician Paul J.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. The dominating ideology of the day, which Badiou terms “democratic materialism,” denies the existence of truth and only recognizes ” bodies ” and ” languages.

Badiou argues for resurrecting the practice of communism. Multiples which are ‘composed’ or ‘consistent’ are count-effects.

An example of a critique from a mathematician’s point of view is the essay ‘Badiou’s Number: Please improve this article by removing less relevant or redundant publications with the same point of view ; or by incorporating the relevant publications into the body of the article through appropriate citations.

If one takes, in binary language, the set with the condition ‘items marked only with ones’, any item marked with zero negates the property of the set.

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