By Christopher Norris
Alain Badiou's Being and Event is the main unique and demanding paintings of French philosophy to have seemed in fresh many years. it's the magnum opus of a philosopher who's extensively thought of to have re-shaped the nature and set new phrases for the long run improvement of philosophy in France and in different places. This e-book has been written greatly so one can clarifying Badiou's complicated and significant paintings for non-specialist readers. It deals suggestions on philosophical and highbrow context, key topics, studying the textual content, reception and impact; and extra studying.
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Extra resources for Badiou's 'Being and Event': A Reader's Guide (Continuum Reader's Guides)
Moreover, so Badiou contends, that procedure can be specified with adequate logical and existential precision only by way of a close and detailed reference to those set-theoretical concepts that occupy his main focus of attention in Being and Event. Hence the following statement, one that must appear excessively cryptic at this stage but which captures a number of essential points about Badiou’s project and which may perhaps resonate with aspects of my later, more detailed treatment of these themes.
Thus, ‘along with Heidegger, it will be maintained that philosophy as such can only be re-assigned on the basis of the ontological question’ (p. 2). That is to say, Badiou differs sharply with the mainstream analytic view that Heidegger’s way of framing this question – his distinction between Being and beings, or the ontological and the ontic – is just another species of ‘bewitchment by language’, a merely verbal confusion brought about by failing to apply certain nowadays basic logico-semantic distinctions.
Xii). This passage will give some idea of the extent to which Badiou’s thinking goes against the current grain, at least as defined by majority opinion on the so-called ‘cultural left’. That is to say, it is unlikely to go down well with those for whom any talk of truth – let alone any talk of universally applicable standards by which certain cultures or sub-cultures might be found decidedly wanting – must be the product of a deeply conservative, authoritarian or neo-imperialist mindset. For Badiou, conversely, it is they – the cultural-linguistic relativists and adepts of this fashionable turn against truth – who have opened the way to a situation where values such as freedom, democracy and justice can be so far corrupted by false or mendacious usage as to signify just the opposite of what they could (and should) properly mean.