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Badiou’s IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS – Arthur Rimbaud’s « Youth »

This chapter gives us an overview of the conceptual trajectory of the book by means of the analysis of « Youth », a poem by Arthur Rimbaud. This poem is not discussed in the book, but the analysis figures in the first … Lire la suite

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Badiou’s IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS Introduction 2.3 – 2.8

In our first chapter on section two of the introduction we investigated the three traits of the immanence of truths. In this second chapter we examine the difference between reasoning in finite cases and reasoning in infinite cases. Badiou discusses … Lire la suite

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Reader’s Guide to Alain Badiou’s THE IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS

This is a philosophical video book (or VOOK), a work in progress aimed at giving the first book length commentary on Alain Badiou’s THE IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS. Badiou himself distinguishes two possible approaches to his philosophy: 1) the systematic approach … Lire la suite

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Badiou’s IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS Introduction 2.1 – 2.2

In section one we examined the four traits of truths, in section two we investigate the three traits of immanence. Subjects discussed: three traits of immanence of truths – production in determinate worlds, inherent relation to absoluteness, subjective relation to … Lire la suite

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Badiou’s IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS Introduction 1D

This video-chapter finishes the summary and discussion of Introduction Section I: Speculative Strategy. Subjects discussed: Badiou’s general methodological advice, dangers of mathematicism, the human as subject of truths vs the human animal as object of finitude. Badiou’s four great books, … Lire la suite

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Badiou’s IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS Introduction 1C

Continuing the discussion of section 1 of the introduction. Subjects discussed: the finite is always a result two modes of existence of the finite 1) passive result of operations in the infinite (trash, waste) 2) active product of operations within … Lire la suite

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Badiou’s IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS Introduction 1B

In this chapter I continue with the first section of Badiou’s introduction. Subjects discussed: philosophical beginnings, de-absolutising multiplicities, the necessity of re-absolutisation, de-mathematising Badiou’s concepts, the three hypostases of the ideology of finitude (obedience and objectivity, restriction of possibles, authority … Lire la suite

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Badiou’s IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS Introduction 1A

In this chapter I begin a linear reading of Alain Badiou’s THE IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS. I only get through the first page, but the constant back and forth between Laruelle’s and Badiou’s perspectives allows me to make some important preliminary … Lire la suite

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Badiou’s IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS: summary, stakes, connections

In this video I present a summary and commentary on Badiou’s THE IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS, the third volume in his BEING AND EVENT TRILOGY, in the form of five paths taken through the book: conceptual, poetic, linguistic, intellectual context, and … Lire la suite

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THINKING ZIZEK WITH LARUELLE: the Absolute as Subject

This is a full transcript of Annex 3: Thinking Zizek with Laruelle I am producing a Hyper-Book, a reading of François Laruelle’s A BIOGRAPHY OF ORDINARY MAN. I’m doing that because of my reading of Slavoj Zizek’s works, and in … Lire la suite

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