This paper outlines the rise of category theory as an alternative foundation for mathematics, offering a sketch of some of the ways in which topos theory generalises traditional set theory.
A review of Alain Badiou’s book The Meaning of Sarkozy, first published in the March 2009 issue of Socialist Review. “Badiou is insightful and funny, especially when he gleefully castigates France’s corrupt political elites and idiotic business classes.”
Badiou is one of the few contemporary philosophers to declare that systematic ontology is both possible and necessary, and his major work Being & Event is devoted to laying out just such a systematic ontology.
Alain Badiou wrote a short piece for Le Monde last month on the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia. It’s already been translated into English a couple of times (on the … Continue reading
[first published in Radical Philosophy 156, July/August 2009 – PDF] One of the more astonishing aspects of Alain Badiou’s philosophical position is that the key to what is most distinctive … Continue reading
A conversation/interview (with lots of links and pics) with Jennifer Izaakson, covering inter alia Althusser, Badiou, Heidegger, Deleuze, Butler, Hallward, Fichte, Lacan, Žižek.
The first of a planned triology of posts outlining developments in contemporary mathematics that involve a New Cartesian Synthesis locking together the algebra of the symbolic register with the geometry of the imaginary.
March 2006 issue of Socialist Review review of Alex Callinicos’s The Resources Of Critique, Slavoj Zizek’s The Parallax View, and Alain Badiou’s two major works, Being and Event and Logics of Worlds.
The Phenomenology of Spirit charts the development of consciousness as it rises from lowly common sense to the absolute. This passes through a series of transitions, and this essay takes a look at just one of them.
[originally published on Lenin’s Tomb] A few critical words on Slavoj Zizek’s paper at the Politics of Truth conference held in London at the end of last month. You can listen … Continue reading