Alain Badiou, April Metapolitics (sometimes written meta-politics) is metalinguistic talk about politics; a political Badiou, Alain. Metapolitics. London . In this follow-up to his highly acclaimed volume Ethics, a searing critique of liberalism, Alain Badiou discusses the limits of political philosophy. Metapolitics. But this is exactly what Badiou’s metapolitics would have us believe. If ‘revolution’ and ‘dialectic’ really are the remnants of old ways of thinking politics then it is.

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The strangeness of the expression ‘relation of is the result of Lazarus’ essential determination never to lapse into a definition of thought formulated on the basis of its supposed object s.

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About Metapolitics Badiou indicts this approach, which reduces politics to a matter of opinion, thus eliminating any of its truly radical and emancipatory possibilities.

Here again, Arendt and Revault d’Allonnes fall under the jurisdiction of a particular politics, one that presents the false articulation of opinions and governmen- tal power from the standpoint of voting. What Is to Be Done? Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

He demands that the question of a possible “political truth” be separated from any notion of consensus or public opinion, and that political action be rethought in terms of the complex process that binds discussion to decision.

If that isn’t a hero, what is? Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. In breaking with positivist historicism, the central characteristic of the anthropology of the name is to authorise a thought of sub- jectivity which is strictly subjective, without passing through any type of objective mediation. Since every politics is a singularity, there can be no defi- nition of politics.

Let’s just say, so as to respect as we always must the peaceful repose of the dead, that I prefer to celebrate, under the sign of the national I love my country, or rather; I love what it is some- times capable ofGeorges Canguilhem, Jean Cavailles or Albert Lautman rather than Francois Mitterrand.

For the anthropology of the name, at least with regard to political singularities, aspires to a good deal more than simply being conditioned by them.

Instead, liberation politics is automatically read as a sign of impending humanitarian crisis. But this swings in the other direction. Essays metapolitocs commentary and support.

Moving towards Meta-Politics: Notes on Alain Badiou’s Political Criticism

The Concept of the Political: The question of a possible political truth must badoiu be examined not only on the basis of ‘debate’ – which, in isolation, turns ‘politics’ into mere passive commentary on current affairs, a kind of collective metapoliyics of reading newspapers – but in the complex process which allies debate with decision, or which concentrates debate in political statements in whose name one or more interventions are possible.


Ethan Stoneman – – Philosophy and Rhetoric 44 2: In fact, choice has its intel- ligibility neither in the objective collective nor in a subjectivity of opinion. The critique of Hegelian idealism can therefore be enacted in two ways, not just one.

By way of example, wc might ask where – in the form of situations bearing a possible badiuo will have been established by a prescription metapoliitics we should seek verification of statements of the unnameable name ‘revolutionary polities’ between and A politics is a hazardous, militant and always partially undivided fidelity to evental singularity under a solely self-authorising prescription.

Metapolitics by Alain Badiou

Being and Event II. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from December Articles with permanently dead external links Wikipedia introduction cleanup from September All pages needing cleanup Articles covered by WikiProject Wikify from September All articles covered by WikiProject Wikify All stub articles. There is much to like in this book, yet one can be guilty of skipping over the good bits in a hasty search for the inconsistencies metapolirics contentious arguments.

Badiou and the Critique of Political Economy. Philosophy and the anthropology of the name certainly share the statement which Lazarus calls Statement 1, which declares: For the contemporary philo- sophical situation is one where, on the ruins of the doctrine of classes and class consciousness, attempts are made from all metapoltiics to restore the primacy of morality.

It is only when the factory is prescribed as a political place that the term ‘worker’ exists sub- jectively in the form of the prescriptive statement: No trivia or quizzes yet. Overall, I recommend Badiou’s work. Not by distributing time through the heterogeneous mul- tiplicity of the objective and the subjective this is also Marx’s position, since for him it is on the basis of time that [objective] social being determines consciousness but through the abolition of all polysemic uniqueness of time, or of any reference to the category of time, in favour of the name and the places of the name.

University of Minnesota Press, Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. And primarily because the Resistance would never have had the least existence itself if, in order to exist, it had held out for an awareness of its own numbers, or for an assessment of its sociological role, or if it had been obliged to pronounce with certainty on the state of public opinion. Everywhere, all over the city, in shops and restaurants, on public transport, in places of work, in educational institutions, people engage in essentially unsatisfying disputes over facts and circumstances that are not in the power of either party to control or change.


As he puts it in Logics of Worlds:. On this basis, Badiou’s present commitment to locally situated politics would seem to mark a subtle yet significant change in emphasis. In politics, ‘only political militants think polit- ical novelty effectively’ Essentially, although admittedly I am stating the problem rather simplistically here, ‘revolution’ would only serve to frustrate a truly singular politics, bound up as it is with the totalising practices of mass movements in the wake of May ’68 In other words, it has no nec- essary interest in the situation.

Polity Press,p. Termination, then, is no longer a litmus test, but rather that which comes about at the end of the sequence and constitutes the idea of sequence. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Foucault’s singularities analysis of discursive formations, positivities and the corre- sponding knowledge remain composite, lacking an identification of the prescriptive or subjective kernel that lies at their heart.

But to maintain the presence of a simple name throughout the investigation.

Badiou’s defining work of philosophy, L’Etre et I’eoenement, 5 which informs the present collection of essays, arguably rein- vents the question of being, and thus reinvents ontology. Of course, the fact that the mode possessed places [le mode ait eu des lieux] bbadiou not thereby abol- ished.

For this is the ultimate meta;olitics of the ‘by logic’ of Canguilhem. And this movement is what ensures that subjecti- fication is not consubstantial to the existence of the mode, but rather coextensive to its thought and that which renders its thought think- able.