Alain Badiou, April Metapolitics (sometimes written meta-politics) is metalinguistic talk about politics; a political Badiou, Alain. Metapolitics. London . In this follow-up to his highly acclaimed volume Ethics, a searing critique of liberalism, Alain Badiou discusses the limits of political philosophy. Metapolitics. But this is exactly what Badiou’s metapolitics would have us believe. If ‘revolution’ and ‘dialectic’ really are the remnants of old ways of thinking politics then it is.

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First of all, I believe that this formula renders futile every attempt to assign the study badioj the Resistance to sociological or institutional representations. And it is no exaggeration to say that as a result of this the course of philosophy in France was enduringly altered.

The ‘by logic’ of Ganguilhem must be understood as a double separation. Looking for More Great Reads?

There is anthropology ‘from the moment when the question which is posed is that of knowing if thought is thinkable’. Today, to place philosophy under condition of the anthropology of the name is to achieve what this anthro- pology absolutely prohibits: As for ‘freedom’, it is that which bypasses, as a matter of prin- badioh, this blinkered rallying to the ‘constitution’ in times of national crisis.

Even public parliamentary debate is punctuated by that minimalist form of general inter- vention that is the vote. Sign in Create an account. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

How can a philosophy be established within a theory of the objectless subject, while holding firmly to the demands metwpolitics rationalism, i. What I mean by this is that they did not think according to the Real of the situation at the moment in question, that they rejected the fact that this Real was, for them mtapolitics, the bearer of a possibility for action, as metapoliitcs every Real when – according to the expression of Sylvain Lazarus that we shall come across later on – thought puts us in relation of it [nous en fait rapport].

Whence the philosopher could keep the Real at arm’s length indefinitely in the manner most dear to him: They were activists as long as movements supplied them with this third term, between May ’68 and the workers’ movement of Lip and the peasant movement of Larzac.


Real plurality is char- acteristic of instances of politics; the plurality of opinions is only the referent of a particular politics parliamentarianism.

Metapolitics (Radical Thinkers): Alain Badiou: : Books

Certainly, their governments could be particularly aggressive in the service of ‘capitalist modernity’: In Metapolitics, by bariou contrast, Badiou sets out from the premise that the State generally capitalised hereinstead of being all-embracing or totalitarian, is in fact something akin to a representative fiction, albeit a constitutive one.

But his immense merit was to have bequeathed us the question of how it might be done, since his teaching persuades us that ‘declaring the existence of singularities does not resolve the problem of the thought which permits their investigation’. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second meetapolitics.

Jan 16, Pages Buy. More fundamentally still, it elimi- nates the category of the object. Not mftapolitics are the subjects of a singular politics dispossessed in the above sense, they possess no set of demands which, once met, would bring an end to their revolt.

Second there is the anthropology of the name, which declares that thought is a relation of the Real. As a work of political thought-praxis Metapolitics stands out on metpaolitics own. Mstapolitics do these people think that a place like Wall Two 80 could continue to function if it had to kowtow to the dictates of every customer that walked through its door?

Luciano Clemente Cavalcante da Silva rated it it was amazing Mar 26, In abstract terms, this makes sense.

In this way we avoid advancing towards any definition or nomination, either of thought it is, Lazarus says, ‘the first of simple names’ 5or of revolutionary politics, or of the word ‘worker’, etc.

I admit to being quite struck by this double negation.

In order to delimit our abstraction, let us provide some imme- diate examples and results. Duke University Press, However, it would be a mistake to regard these prescriptions as programmatic.

Moving towards Meta-Politics: Notes on Alain Badiou’s Political Criticism

Badiou’s Doctrine of Truth’, in Communication and Cognition Explore the Home Gift Guide. It is the method of this debate that is intellectually inadmissible, just as the two state- ments that it opposes are not false, but meaningless. To tell it like it is, and to draw the consequences of this ‘telling’ situation, is in metaplitics first place, as much for an Auvergne peasant as for a philosopher, an operation of thought.


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For, of this intimate connection between the radical mutation of twentieth-century mathematics and badioy ophy, there was, for a quarter of a century, to be almost no further mention in our country. Against ‘Political Philosophy’ One of the core demands of contemporary thought is to have done with ‘political philosophy’.

Essentially Revault d’Allonnes wants to maintain this gap, within which political judgement is constructed, since politics, according to her reading, is under no circumstances the princi- ple, the maxim or the prescription of a collective action aiming to transform the plural situation or public space itself.

Because all thinking in terms of totality pretends to think ‘at the same time’ Lazarus says: All possess a Statement 2, or rather each rationalism constructs its own category of the Real, which is internal to its two statements, taken in their unity and in their succession.

There is a sense of heroism that comes on a bit too strong for my taste. The ‘ontologicaP characterisation of the political on the basis of plurality, or being-together, is certainly much too broad. A contemporary politics is always politics- there [politique- la].

According to which procedures are the objectivity of the multiple and the reflexive subjectivity of judgement on the phenomenality of this multiple articulated? Politics taking-place is a subjectification, while thinking through the determination of the mode of a politics having-taken-place is a subjectification of subjectification, which is established in interiority and within the space of the same categories: