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Sets, Categories and Topoi: approaches to ontology in Badiou’s later work

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.

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26 March 2014

Review of Badiou’s The Meaning of Sarkozy

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.”

9 February 2012

The one and the multiple in Badiou’s ontology

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.

25 May 2011

Badiou on the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia

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

11 March 2011 · Leave a comment

Review of Badiou’s Number and Numbers

[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

17 February 2011 · Leave a comment

Ideology, the unconscious and dialectics

A conversation/interview (with lots of links and pics) with Jennifer Izaakson, covering inter alia Althusser, Badiou, Heidegger, Deleuze, Butler, Hallward, Fichte, Lacan, Žižek.

23 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Introducing the New Cartesian Synthesis

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.

10 January 2014

Praxis makes perfect

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.

9 February 2012

Force and understanding in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit

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.

20 May 2011

Down with the ten capitalist ministers

[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

4 December 2005 · Leave a comment

Ascherson on Deutscher on Trotsky

[originally published on bat.blogspot.com] Neal Ascherson works as a political journalist for the Observer, but he is also a seasoned political operator in his own right, being active on the … Continue reading

1 December 2004 · Leave a comment