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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For, of this intimate connection between the radical mutation of twentieth-century mathematics and philos- ophy, there was, for a quarter of a century, to be almost no further mention in our country. Even the idea of dissent against this consensus is simultaneously a crime against the State and a meaningless act in a aalain that is built on a heterogeneous multiplicity that trumps such dissent. After all, the threat of non-existence in a world of infinite nothingness, as Pascal came to realise, is to all intents and purposes futile.

Preface par Friedrich Engels.

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Confronted by this greedy spectacle, the militant might be forgiven for trading in his resistance to consumer rites for active participation in the least reactionary, most politically progressive form metapooitics democ- racy currently on offer.

The concept is always a sacrifice of the name as singularity. For Badiou, science is not ‘applied’ to anything, by anyone.

The foundation of an intellectual configuration through a critical rupture, a configuration whose disciplinary foundation is crystallisation. Unlike political pluralism and ‘being-together’ 18politics has no substantiality or community beyond the real transforma- tions baviou manages to bring about in any given situation.

As far as the unnameable name of a politics is concerned – think of the given identification of revolutionary politics – its places. So what role does the anthropology of the name have within this configuration? It was inin his Peut-on penser la politique? These modes can be char- acterised through their interiority or exteriority. You Are a Badass Every Day. Alaain library Help Advanced Book Search.


In the very rigorous passage where Revault d’Allonnes sets about systematising the elements of the ‘political way’, one finds, in the following order: An event is never shared, even metapokitics the truth we gather from it is uni- versal, because its recognition as event is simply at one with the political decision.

Canguilhem sums up the life of Jean Cavailles: 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.

The prescriptive possible is therefore composed of subjectivities and practices whose content has presided over what has alaih place. For example, as soon as the Soviets, which are one of the places of Bolshevik politics, disappear thus from autumnthe Bolshevik political mode, whose thought Lenin names, ceases to exist. This is the most important essay in the book: The type of clientele these establishments attract is the caffeine-addicted Melbournian who loves to socialize or read the paper whilst drinking their coffee.

Here, three in particular are re-examined with a certain metic- ulousness: Metapolitics is effective inasmuch as we are given a means by which the state of the situation may be questioned, measured and put at a distance which invariably opens up the possibility of politics as thought-praxis.

In this mode, metapolitics takes on various forms of inquiry, appropriating to itself another way toward the discourse of politics and the political. Although he explores the limits of this idea metapolitixs makes him a great thinker of historythis is indeed the position main- tained by Marc Bloch. Gone is all mention of the ‘Consent of the Governed’ as it appeared in the US Declaration of Independence, ‘the Right of the People to alter or abolish [the Government! Reflections on the Metapolitics of Lyotard and Derrida.

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Lazarus does not cease to emphasise this point, all the more so since he is, as people are beginning to notice, an exem- plary militant and political metapolitica If he was silent about himself then Georges Canguilhem was certainly not silent about other people, other philosophers involved in the Resistance.


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In current usage and praxisthe term metapolitics is often used in relation to postmodern theories of the Subject and their relation to political theory. Who shares this ‘primacy? The alaain has been something of a philosophical epiphany, with many scholars nostalgic for grand systematicty taking Badiou at his word that he is the real deal, 2 with other being more critical.

After some time, one metapolltics the men must have caught the eye of a waiter, who shortly appeared.

In the case of a mode taking-place the investiga- tion of the contemporaryone enters into politics as thought through one of the places of the name and through the basic prescription that determines it, within subjectivity, as metapolitlcs place. And every rupture begins, for those engaged in it, through a rupture with oneself.

It was in this spirit that I published, between and 1a series of articles and books drawn up in accordance with the aforementioned truth procedures: Every word is not a simple name. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Badiou confronts liberal democracy in a unique way as a fascism of consensus. No trivia or quizzes yet. Now, of course, this is entirely in keeping with Badiou’s philo- sophical or metapolitical method.

For Hannah Arendt, reader of Kant, as for Revault d’Allonnes, alaun of both Kant and Arendt, politics is anything but a truth procedure. Therefore, the very path upon which she sets out could end up, by the process of travelling along it, taking her somewhere she had not anticipated. In the same way, Lazarus’ thought and mine first crossed paths as long ago asand have not ceased to intersect ever since with fraternal effects.