Monthly Archives: November 2015

BADIOU AND DELEUZE: poetry and politics

I will be continuing with my summary and commentary of Badiou’s first class for this year, but here I wish to record a feeling of disappointment. The seminar starts out with a very interesting programmatic reorientation in terms of the … Continue reading

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BADIOU’S PROTOCOLS OF IMMANENCE: on a poem of Cesar Vallejo

Some of the most interesting and admirable passages in Badiou’s works are his brilliant readings of a diversity of poems. This first lecture is no exception. Badiou begins his readings with a poem by Cesar Vallejo. He cites an excerpt … Continue reading

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BADIOU: poetise the people

Badiou’s discussion of the link between poetry and politics implicitly contains a biographical dimension concerning the personal commitments of the poets (and more generally the artists and thinkers). Their doctrinal fidelities and their organisational engagements are to be read poetically, … Continue reading

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BADIOU’S CROSSINGS: language and the world as commons

In the first class of his seminar for this year, we have seen that Badiou establishes a parallel between the place of language in poetry and the place of the world in politics. He tells us that this parallel exists because … Continue reading

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BADIOU’S CROSSINGS: poetry and politics

Continuing my summary of the first class of Badiou’s “last seminar“, which took place on Monday October 19. Badiou begins his exploration of the crossings of truth procedures with a crossing that he has already explored on several occasions: the … Continue reading

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10 THESES ON NON-PHILOSOPHY: a metaphysical research programme

This blog AGENT SWARM proposes an outline, an analysis and an evaluation of recent tendencies in contemporary Continental philosophy (Zizek, Badiou, Laruelle, Lyotard, Bruno Latour, Bernard Stiegler). It argues for the overall guiding heuristic hypothesis: all of these seemingly incommensurable … Continue reading

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BADIOU “THE IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS”: Argument 2015-2017

Alain Badiou, Argument Seminar 2015-2017: “This seminar will deal with the creative relation between the finite and the infinite, in the four registers where truths exist: science, art, politics, and love. This is why it will combine conceptual explanations and … Continue reading

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