David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (10) (2009)
If it is reasonable to hope that the current moment in philosophy may ultimately represent one of transition, from the divided remnants of the still enduring "split" between "analytic" and "continental" philosophy to some form (or forms) of twenty-first century philosophy that is no longer recognizably either (or is both), it seems likely as well that the thought and work of Alain Badiou can play a key role in articulating this much needed transition. One of the central innovations of Badiou's work is that it uses the kind of rigorous formalism characteristic of much good analytic philosophy in its attempt to think through some of the main problems of ontology, metaphysics and political theory that have troubled continental philosophers over the course of the twentieth century. Both in Badiou's 1988 magnum opus, Being and Event and its new sequel, Logics of Worlds , the result is a kind of paradoxical formalism of the limits of formalism itself, striking a sometimes uneasy balance between the inveterate tendency of analytic thought to seek formal solutions for theoretical problems of epistemology and metaphysics, and that of continental thought to seek the solution to what are seen as more-than-theoretical problems of social and political praxis in the kinds of liberation that may occur outside the "closed" regime of all that is calculable or tractable by formal systems
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Ray Brassier (2006). Presentation as Anti-Phenomenon in Alain Badiou's Being and Event. Continental Philosophy Review 39 (1):59-77.
David Fiorovanti (2012). Badiou Versus Derrida: Truth, Sets, and Sophistry. Philosophical Forum 43 (1):51-64.
Taylor Hammer (2007). The Role of Ontology in the Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. Southern Journal of Philosophy 45 (1):57-77.
Paul Livingston (2012). Badiou and the Consequences of Formalism. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 8 (1):131-150.
Adriel Trott (2011). “The Truth of Politics in Alain Badiou: ‘There is Only One World. Parrhesia 12:82-93.
James Williams (2009). If Not Here, Then Where? On the Location and Individuation of Events in Badiou and Deleuze. Deleuze Studies 3 (1):97-123.
Nancy Billias (2010). Ingarden and Badiou. Polish Journal of Philosophy 4 (2):49-61.
Christopher Norris (2009). Badiou on Set Theory, Ontology and Truth. Polish Journal of Philosophy 3 (2):51-72.
Paul Livingston (2009). Agamben, Badiou, and Russell. Continental Philosophy Review 42 (3):297-325.
Jeff Love & Todd May (2008). From Universality to Inequality. Symposium: The Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 12 (2):51-69.
Adrian Johnston (2008). Phantom of Consistency: Alain Badiou and Kantian Transcendental Idealism. Continental Philosophy Review 41 (3):345-366.
Paul M. Livingston (2011). The Politics of Logic: Badiou, Wittgenstein, and the Consequences of Formalism. Routledge.
Jamie Morgan (2011). The Significance of the Mathematics of Infinity for Realism: Norris on Badiou. Journal of Critical Realism 10 (2):243-270.
Added to index2011-02-25
Total downloads86 ( #51,754 of 1,935,081 )
Recent downloads (6 months)21 ( #29,635 of 1,935,081 )
How can I increase my downloads?