BADIOU’S MATHEMATICAL SEMINARS: a list

I) 1980-1983– Théorie logique des modèles (intitulé : Logique et rationalité subjective)

(Logical Theory of Models, title: Logic and Subjective Rationality)

II) 1983-1989 – Théorie mathématique des ensembles

(Mathematical Set Theory)

1) 1983-1986 – Théorie des ensembles proprement dite (Set Theory per se)

2) 1986-1989 – Les trois orientations dans la pensée (The Three Orientations of Thought)

a) 1986-1987 – L’orientation constructiviste (The Constructivist Orientation)

b) 1987-1988 – L’orientation transcendante (The Transcendent Orientation)

c) 1988-1989 – L’orientation générique (The Generic Orientation)

III) 1989-1990 – Théorie mathématique des nombres surréels, théorie philosophique du Nombre

(Mathematical Theory of surreal numbers, Philosophical Theory of Number)

IV) 1990-1996– Théorie mathématique des catégories et des topos

(Mathematical Theory of Categories and of Topoi)

1) 1990-1993 – Théorie des catégories proprement dite (Category Theory per se)

2) 1993-1996 – Théorie des topos (Topos Theory)

a) 1993-1994 – Théorie des topos proprement dite (Topos Theory per se)

b) 1994-1995 – Les cinq concepts fondamentaux de l’onto-logie (la décision, la vie, la négation, la différence et l’infini)

(The Five Concepts of Onto-Logic: decision, life, negation, difference, infinity)

c) 1995-1996 – Topos, ou Logique de l’onto-logique (Topoi, or Logic of Onto-Logic)

V) 1996-2002 – Théorie philosophique des mondes (Philosophical Theory of Worlds)

1) 1996-1997 – Logique et onto-logie (Logic and Onto-logy)

2) 1997-1998 – Mathématiques du transcendantal (Mathematics of the Transcendental)

3) 1998-2001 – L’Être-là (Being There)

a) 1998-1999 – L’Être et l’apparaître (Being and Appearing)

b) 1999-2000 – L’Être-là 2 (Being There-2)

c) 2000-2001 – L’Être-là 3 (Being There-3)

4) 2001-2002 – Qu’est-ce qu’un objet ? (What is an object?)

Notes and/or transcriptions in French can be found online for the seminars from 1993 to 2002 (except for 2000-2001 Being There-3). There are also François Nicolas’ notes for the seminar 1987-1988 on The Transcendent Orientation.

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