Theoretical Writings

Theoretical Writings

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ISBN-13: 9780826461469
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 06/22/2004
Series: Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Alain Badiou teaches at the École Normale Supérieure and at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris, France. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works including Being and Event, also published in the Bloomsbury Revelations series.

Ray Brassier is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

Alberto Toscano is Reader in Critical Theory at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK.

Table of Contents

List of Sourcesviii
Editors' Noteix
Author's Prefacexiii
Section I.Ontology is Mathematics
1.Mathematics and Philosophy: The Grand Style and the Little Style3
2.Philosophy and Mathematics: Infinity and the End of Romanticism21
3.The Question of Being Today39
4.Platonism and Mathematical Ontology49
5.The Being of Number59
6.One, Multiple, Multiplicities67
7.Spinoza's Closed Ontology81
Section II.The Subtraction of Truth
8.The Event as Trans-Being97
9.On Subtraction103
10.Truth: Forcing and the Unnameable119
11.Kant's Subtractive Ontology135
12.Eight Theses on the Universal143
13.Politics as Truth Procedure153
Section III.Logics of Appearance
14.Being and Appearance163
15.Notes Toward a Thinking of Appearance177
16.The Transcendental189
17.Hegel and the Whole221
18.Language, Thought, Poetry233
Notes243
Index of Concepts253
Index of Names255

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