Badiou indicts this approach, which reduces politics to a matter of opinion, thus eliminating any of its truly radical and emancipatory possibilities. Metapolitics has ratings and 15 reviews. Chelsea said: I may be doomed to never really be able to look at Badiou’s thought directly – like the face o. Alain Badiou. European Graduate School. Follow. Abstract. Against “political philosophy” — Politics as thought — Althusser — Politics unbound — A speculative .

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What is a philosophy which is potentially contemporaneous with the anthropology of the name, and no longer with dialectical and positivist anthropolo- gies?

I think that Alain Badiou, Ph.

This does not mean that the historicit y of politics – its subjective efficacy, which is the Metapoitics of its name – is thereby conceptualised. Jason Barker, London, Verso, It is as if, let it be said in passing, the theatre were situated, not in relation to what authors, actors and directors do, but solely in relation to the audience.

This is the question of the formation of opinions. These rhetorical defenses of pluralism are actually a defense of a homogenization of a liberal meta-state, but unlike critiques from the right, the ontology of “Being and Event” lingers in such a way that moves one to a abdiou Maoist aoain of the fidelity to the idea, and an Althusserian notions of structures, but which emerge from fidelity to events. This customer let it be known that he had been waiting for a while and the waiter informed him that he could metapoliticz his order, but that it was usual for customers to place their order at the bar.

Presses Universitaires de France, Similarly, ‘statification’ [elatisation] is one of the features of the Thermidorean betrayal that Badiou considers in the penultimate chapter.



The concept appears to have been a better guide on this matter than consciousness or spirituality – Canguilhem taunts those who, as philosophers of the individual, morality, consciousness, or even commitment, ‘only speak so much about themselves because they alone can speak of their resistance, since it was so discreet.

But Badiou rejects this totalizing logic at the ontological level.

In a world characterized by alterative facts and growing cynicism on the potential for political change, this strikes us as an inspiring and important lesson for progressive thinkers everywhere. By citing these factual data, doesn’t one cause the name to lapse into a multiple system of objective referents?

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

In the transcendental promotion of the pluralism of opinions, Arendt and Revault d’Allonnes obviously come up against an essential metapolitcis It assumes a self-conscious role of mediating the analytic, synthetic, and normative language of political inquiry and politics itself. Didn’t Althusser say that the effects of philosophy are immanent, that they are always philosophical even though, in order to remain philosophical, these effects are no metapolotics real?

Now this makes sense in the larger movement of Badiou’s work, but this is without Badiou’s normal systemic lay-out of the position. Hence the fact that an anti-Semitic opinion, for example, is not regarded as a polit- ical opinion, and Nazism is not viewed as a politics.

But let’s take things one step at a time.

Metapolitics – Alain Badiou – Google Books

This is what one might call the French paradox: The most striking are the chapters on speculative democracy and Thermidorians. Bqdiou what Revault d’Allonnes calls ‘the courage of judgement 5 is more like the laziness of those who are sheltered from every norm and see their errors or their lies protected by right.

And yet everyone knows from experience that this is inaccurate, and that there is no place for debating genuinely alternative opinions, which at best are subject to dispute. But deep in the subsequent analyses of Althusser and Ranceire, we happen on some remarkable implications of this work during a discussion on political bonds and democracy.


Chapters 1 and 3. Certainly, it’s a question of that which is thought in thought, and quite generally in the thought of ‘people’ [gens] the first statement of The Anthropology of the Name is: For equality is not an objective of action, it is an axiom.

It was an anecdote Canguilhem never grew tired of commenting on. However, they do affirm the thinka- bility of instances of politics and constitute the intellectual field through which their singularity may be grasped. It is true that this is an apparent enigma, since Cavailles was working quite some way away from political theory or commit- ted existentialism, in the field of pure mathematics. In other words, it has no nec- essary interest in the situation.

Metapolitics – Wikipedia

Please discuss this issue on the article’s talk page. One of the singularities that I shared with my friends from the UCFML 1and with those from the Organisation Politique -presentis to have yielded nothing to the current of counter-revolutionary betrayal.

Badiou indicts this approach, which reduces politics to a matter o In this follow-up to his highly acclaimed volume Ethics, a searing critique of liberalism, Alain Badiou discusses the limits of political philosophy. The problematic of failure does not permit factual verification; instead of treating the fact as a metapooitics, it carves it out in its own way.