Badiou and Hegel: Infinity, Dialectics, Subjectivity by Jim Vernon, Antonio Calcagno (eds.)

By Jim Vernon, Antonio Calcagno (eds.)

Individuals: A. J. Bartlett, Justin Clemens, Norman Madarasz, Adriel M. Trott, Gabriel Riera, Frank Ruda, Tzuchien Tho, Alberto Toscano

Badiou and Hegel: Infinity, Dialectics, Subjectivity bargains serious value determinations of 2 of the dominant figures of the Continental culture of philosophy, Alain Badiou and G.W.F. Hegel. Jim Vernon and Antonio Calcagno collect demonstrated and rising authors in Continental philosophy to debate the connection among the thinkers, making a multifarious selection of essays by way of Hegelians, Badiouans, and people sympathetic to either. The textual content privileges neither philosopher, nor any specific subject shared among them; particularly, this ebook lays a vast and sound beginning for destiny scholarship on arguably of the best thinkers of infinity, universality, subjectivity, and the iconic price of philosophy within the glossy Western canon. usually late, this quantity will allure Hegel and Badiou students, in addition to these attracted to post-structuralism, political philosophy, cultural experiences, ontology, philosophy of arithmetic, and psychoanalysis.

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27 “Resurrection” itself turns out to be a key category of subjective truth-process in this book, and the naïve might imagine that a return to Hegel is thereby underway. Fortunately or not, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, what’s at stake is not a Hegelian return, but a kind of self-consciously ideological nomination. As Badiou confesses in an interview with Lauren Sedofsky in Artforum: LS: What I want to clarify is just how you’ve introduced dialectic and materialism into the respective formal constructs being = mathematics and appearance = logic.

32. A. Badiou, “Affirmative Dialectics: From Logic to Anthropology,” The International Journal of Badiou Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2013), 1–13 (1). 33. See Badiou, Mathematics of the Transcendental, passim. 34. Badiou, “Affirmative Dialectics,” 1. 35. See Hegel, Phenomenology, 80–107. 36. A. Badiou, Second Manifesto for Philosophy, trans. L. Burchill (Cambridge: Polity, 2011), 83. 37. , 85. 38. A. Badiou, “Language, Thought, Poetry,” Theoretical Writings, trans. A. Toscano and R. Brassier (London: Continuum, 2004), 241.

Gabriel Riera (New York: SUNY Press, 1999), 237–261. Note: confrontation, not collusion, continuation, nor concatenation. 28. A. Badiou and L. Sedofsky, “Matters of Appearance,” Artforum International, Vol. 45, No. 3 (2006), 246–253, 322, 10. 29. The entire section “Hegel”’ (LW 141–52) is highly pertinent here. 30. For example: “the reverse of an apparent element is the largest element which, in appearing, is totally disjoint from this first element”; “Or, metaphorically, the reverse of p is the largest of the elements of the transcendental T having ‘nothing in common’ with p.

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