Radical Philosophy Review 22 (1):59-84 (2019)

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Nathan Eckstrand
Fort Hays State University
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This article examines Alain Badiou’s and Slavoj Žižek’s advocacy for fidelity to revolutionary truths in light of complex system theory’s understanding of resiliency. It begins with a discussion of how Badiou and Žižek describe truth. Next, it looks at the features that make a complex system resilient. The article argues that if we understand neoliberalism as a resilient system, then the fidelity to revolutionary truths that Badiou and Žižek advocate is not enough, for it doesn’t realize how truths come from the system as a whole. The article concludes by describing how this viewpoint alters discussions of political change.
Keywords Alain Badiou  Slavoj Žižek  Revolution  Marxism  Social and Political Philosophy  Complex Systems Theory
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ISBN(s) 1388-4441
DOI 10.5840/radphilrev2018122792
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