Archives mensuelles : septembre 2018

INTENSITÉS PHILOSOPHIQUES ET LANGAGE DES INFINIS: parcours de « l’Immanence des Vérités »

ABSTRACT: Dans cette intervention je voudrais vous faire part de mon parcours de lecteur du nouveau livre d’Alain Badiou «L’Immanence des Vérités». Le but du livre est de 1) nous convaincre que nous habitons L, l’univers constructible, sans le savoir … Lire la suite

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BADIOU’S DIVINE COMEDY AND DANTE’S MISSING « RITORNO »

When mathematicians and philosophers talk about the beauty of « Cantor’s paradise » of higher and higher infinities or transfinite numbers, we should understand this in terms of Dante’s Paradiso as abstract poem. Dante’s ascent finishes on the poet’s vision of « the … Lire la suite

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JUNG/DELEUZE (3): re-naming, purging, and imaging

My hypothesis is that just as James Hillman tried to resolve Jung’s conceptual/theoretical insufficiencies (scientism, biologism, abstract universalism, dualist metaphysics, binary oppositions) by means of his « archetypal » turn Deleuze responded to those same inadequacies by a « structuralist » turn. Deleuze’s « Lacanism » … Lire la suite

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JUNG/DELEUZE (2): Shadow, Anima, and Self as conceptual personae

This is a sequel to JUNG/DELEUZE (1): schizophrenia, individuation, and alchemy. Anyone who has read Jung even a little can see that Deleuze’s writing up to DIFFERENCE AND REPETITION is pervaded by Jungian terms, concepts, and symbolic approach: the Shadow, … Lire la suite

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DELEUZE/BADIOU/INFINITY (2): Cantor and the Absolute

The popular stereotype about Cantor is that he invented transfinite arithmetic, but that he was also mentally deranged and theologically obsessed, in a naive autodidactic sort of way. However, Cantor was quite philosophically literate, and I find it interesting that … Lire la suite

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ON BADIOU’S SPINOZA-BECOMING: A Deleuzian Convergence

I think Badiou explains the sense and interest of his definition of attribute quite well in the conclusion (5), where he invokes the perception of an unprecedented intensity in the finite situation as a perception of the infinite, by the … Lire la suite

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BADIOU ON SPINOZA (5) : what is the interest?

Continuing with the summary of the video, from 54m to  1h08m. According to Badiou this investigation is of much mathematical interest because it is an exploration from the inside of the characteristics of the Absolute. This Absolute cannot be « injected » … Lire la suite

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