In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Friday, April 17, 2015 18:45 - 0 Comments
In the tenth and final instalment of his series on the French thinker, Andrew Robinson compares and contrasts Badiou's work with one of Robinson's favourite theorists, and Badiou's béte noire: Gilles Deleuze.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Monday, March 30, 2015 12:22 - 0 CommentsIn addition to his influential role in contemporary philosophy, Alain Badiou is also a political activist. In the penultimate essay of his series on the French thinker's ideas, Andrew Robinson summarises Badiou's work with the Organisation Politique in the context of a wider critique of his political theories.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Wednesday, March 25, 2015 14:20 - 0 CommentsIn the eighth installment of his ten-part series on the political thought of Alain Badiou, Andrew Robinson examines the French thinker's specifically political ideas.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Monday, March 9, 2015 17:45 - 0 CommentsIn this seventh of his ten-part series on Alain Badiou, Andrew Robinson explores what happens after the Event and its unfolding, and examines a number of possible pitfalls with Badiou's theory. Do actual revolutions unfold in the way which Badiou models? And can Badiou deal with Event-like processes with reactionary consequences?
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Tuesday, January 20, 2015 10:54 - 0 CommentsIn his latest column on Alain Badiou, Andrew Robinson explores how the French theorist believes an Event should be unfolded or followed in revolutionary politics. Robinson covers three key Badiousian concepts: the Truth, the revolutionary subject, and the ethical principle of fidelity to an Event.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Monday, December 15, 2014 11:13 - 1 CommentBadiou's theory of the Event is the lynchpin of his influential, but controversial, theory of revolutionary politics. In the fifth instalment of his series, Andrew Robinson traces the contours of the Event, and its fundamental attributes, such as undecidability, ontological disruption, and unfoundedness. He also examines which historical revolts are viewed by Badiou as authentic Events – and why some historical revolts fall short.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:38 - 2 CommentsAndrew Robinson examines the conditions for the emergence of an Event through the lens of Badiou's theory of social exclusion, and explains why, for Badiou, a truly revolutionary process must begin from the standpoint of the worst-off.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Monday, August 18, 2014 17:09 - 0 CommentsIn his latest examination of the work of the Alain Badiou, Andrew Robinson explores an important aspect of Badiou's ontology, and a central one to his political writings: the State. Robinson explains why Badiou's concept of the state is both political and ontological, why the state is the enemy of the Event, and why Badiou both wishes to, and yet often feels unable to, call for the destruction of the state.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Monday, May 26, 2014 10:47 - 2 CommentsIn the second installment of his ten-part series on Badiou, Andrew Robinson explains the specific claims of Badiou's philosophy: the necessity of a transcendent “one” for social order, the appeal to mathematical set theory, and the rejection of qualitative or “substantial” references in philosophy.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Wednesday, April 2, 2014 12:01 - 2 CommentsAlain Badiou is one of the best-known French critical theorists today. In the first installment of a ten-part series on the French thinker, Andrew Robinson examines the basic underpinnings of Badiou's philosophy, crucial for making sense of his political claims. Robinson also examines how this philosophy can be traced back to the tradition of structuralist Marxism.
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