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.
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.
notes from CRMEP seminar delivered at Kingston University on 28 March 2011 – audio – draft transcript ARCHE v ARCHE The Greek term arche means both origin (hence “archeology”) and … Continue reading
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
Somewhat surprisingly given its prominence in the interpretation of Nietzsche’s work, the motif of eternal recurrence occurs explicitly only a few times in his published books: in certain passages and … Continue reading