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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But in my view she brings about a gradual transcendental reduction in this partic- ularity.

They sat down and waited to be served. And it is equally true that there were Resistance figures, therefore a Resistance, which also had considerable conse- quences. On Politics and Aesthetics.

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Such progress arguably lies at the heart of any would-be politics of emancipa- tion, since without the power to bring new worlds into being politics can only stand opposed, and has nothing to fight for. There always comes a time, the time of places and effects, when a thought ‘relation of thought’ intersects with a thought ‘relation of the Real’ without merging with it. Essays of commentary and support.

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. But Metapilitics rejects the post-modern position that the job of the philosopher is only to engage in these critical tasks.


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Foucault did not think his own thought. Certainly, we have modified the intellectual framework of our political commit- ment from top to bottom. Today, politics is a question of knowing which social figures are capable of counting for something, and which ones are not. In order to succeed rationally in this task, the name must be sub- tracted from any direct conceptualisation thought cannot be a thought of the name, or a thought of revolutionary politics as suchat the same time as the name is well baidou truly that which is thought in the thought of Saint-Just.


Unlike political pluralism and ‘being-together’ 18politics has no substantiality or community beyond the real transforma- tions it manages to bring about in any given situation. In this follow-up to his highly acclaimed volume Ethics, a searing critique metapolitids liberalism, Alain Badiou discusses the limits of political philosophy. Verso; Reprint edition January 16, Language: I believe it to be inescapably theological and, moreover, politically inoper- ative.

Furthermore, as I have hinted at, it seems that even in Badiou’s larger work, the argument for the suturing of evental politics to philosophy is actually quite thin in the larger work, and if that fails, so do most of these polemics.

Of course, the point from which a politics can be thought – which permits, even after the event, the seizure of its truth – is that of its actors, and not its mwtapolitics. First, we must maintain that the inception of a politics – of its statements, prescriptions, judge- ments and practices – is always located in the absolute singularity of an event.

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It is clear, then, that what politics is the name of concerns, and only concerns, metapolitlcs opinion. More negative because today those political sequences through which oppressed peoples fight for liberation no longer occupy a rightful place or enjoy any real visibility in our post-Cold War world.


And it is true that it is, for this reviewer at least, the most problematic essay in the book. Thus one responds to Metaapolitics famous question in the following way: I even suspect that history, which is after all Lazarus’ key intertocutor – since his whole project is to de-historicise the thought of singu- larities – maintains for him, within the space of the State, tighter megapolitics more disputable bonds with the anthropology of the name than philosophy can ever claim to have.

In this work we are treated to a thorough analysis of Lazarus’s Anthropology of the Name to essentially establish the facts and axioms of Badiou’s Metapolitics.

On the contrary, politics is that which escapes those with the power to define what politics is. In an initial sense, the name is nothing other than the Real, and metspolitics is why it cannot have a definition: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Henceforth politics evacuates Voids’ the arena of representation by subtracting itself, on a point of principle, from every representative fiction: The last chapter is pointless, certainly.

Metapolitics sometimes written meta – politics is metalinguistic talk about politics; metaapolitics political dialogue about politics itself.

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