Archives mensuelles : février 2017

LES PLURALISMES CONTEMPORAINS: comparer l’incomparable

Badiou n’est pas Latour, qui n’est pas Badiou d’accord! Les systèmes ne sont pas du tout pareils, ils sont incommensurables, OK. Il faut bien garder à l’esprit que quand Latour parle de l’amour ou de la religion il n’est pas … Lire la suite

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BADIOU’S LOVE PROCEDURE: avoiding de-genericity

I have been arguing on this blog that Badiou’s speculative system inevitably contains an empirical dimension that is not very often foregrounded. This empiricity inscribed within Badiou’s system is to be found in many presuppositions, privileged references, theses and concepts. … Lire la suite

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BADIOU’S SPECULATIVE EMPIRICITY

On the subsidiary question of what « candidate » procedure do I propose to the Badiousian ontological tribunal I must reply that I do not situate myself within Badiou’s system and so do not appear before that tribunal. My own research involves … Lire la suite

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THEORISING IS NOT SLOGANEERING: against facebook hooligans

Comparison is a basic methodological principle not just for philosophy but also for the sciences. Confrontation with alternatives is and must be present from the beginning in order to give a view content and to prevent it from degenerating into … Lire la suite

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BADIOU’S BURDEN: there is no transcendental jury of essences

The burden of proof is upon Badiou from the moment that another system exists that has 15 modes of veridiction. The pro-Badiousian jury has no jurisdiction except inside its own paradigm. I am speaking of the form of the paradigm … Lire la suite

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SUBTRACTING SELF-IMAGES: Badiou and Latour

I do not criticise Badiou’s concept of a truth procedure, but his meta-theoretic reification of his mode of usage of that concept. I distinguish the work of conceptual investigation within the system from the work within the reflexive image of … Lire la suite

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DE-SUTURER BADIOU

Les confusions épistémologiques que je trouve chez Badiou sont ce que j’appelle des « sutures intra-procédurales » pour les distinguer des sutures extra-procédurales de la philosophie à une de ses conditions. Cette expression désigne l’identification, implicite ou explicite, d’une procédure de vérité … Lire la suite

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BADIOU AND THE RECOMMENDED DOSE OF PLURALISM

My thesis is that Badiou is caught up in a process of becoming Deleuzian as he develops ever further his pluralist ontology of immanence. This becoming-Deleuzian is real, but it is offset by transcendent regressions due to Badiou’s uncritical acceptance … Lire la suite

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GENERIC ONTOLOGY vs SPECIFIC BIOGRAPHY: Badiou as symptom and cure

I have been thinking of my own experience in writing for this blog (for over six years now) with trying to open up a debate with a certain number of academic groups and of coming up repeatedly against the same … Lire la suite

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