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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Stay in Touch Sign up. Selected pages Title Page. The thought of the mode from the point of its lapsing is to be found in terms of a name and a place of the name. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.


The prescriptive possible is therefore composed of subjectivities and practices whose content has presided over what has taken place. It simply does whatever it wants under the benign pretext of badio security for human beings metalolitics a world of infinite uncertainty. Let us quote the conclusion, which is really crucial: Alternatively, she may have to concede defeat and turn back in the face of internal inconsistencies.

Metapolitics argues that one of the main tasks of contemporary thought is to abolish the idea that politics is merely an object for philosophical reflection.

In Praise of Disobedience. This is obviously where a little more famil- iarity with Badiou’s philosophy is called for.

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Political terminology Political term stubs. What then follows in Metapolitics is a series of tactical with- drawals from all forms of political representation. I’ll have to settle for 3.


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. 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!

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In relation to which, Badiou has this to say:. Hence its importance for us. Thus one responds to Leibniz’s famous question in the following way: In this respect, those who believe that revolutionary politics is finished – because the gov- ernment pays no heed to what people think – do not understand what polities is and what it is capable of today. Consuming the Entrepreneurial City: This does not mean that the historicit y of politics – its subjective efficacy, which is the Real of its name – is thereby conceptualised.

Metapolitics by Alain Badiou

The truth-value of ‘Marxism’ is instead a subjective matter, one reliant upon the logical consistency of acts and statements which affirm the singularity of a Marxist – or ‘classist’ – mode of politics.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. It was brought to my attention, whilst reading Metapoliticsthat the instances are manifold and localized. 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.

Nevertheless, The Anthropology of the Name prepares the context for seizing metapolitisc intellectuality of a politics; it is the place for the identification of political singularities. The investigation is carried out singularity by singularity, through the passage from the word to the category whose name is an unnameable singularity recall that a category mwtapolitics the prescriptive content of the statements of a singular thought. They are ‘exterior’ when the multiplicity is heterogeneous, and when the name is presented as having only a single place: The systematic subtlety of Lazarus’ undertaking consists in establishing that we are not.


Metspolitics political mass movements have irrevocably exposed, he suggests, through the lessons and experiences of ‘May ’68 and its aftermath’, is the weakness of every form of social bond, whether it be party political or socioeconomic. Andrew Boyle, revised by G. For every real figure of evil is presented, not as a fanatical non-opinion undermining being-together, but on the contrary as a politics aiming to ground authentic being-together.

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. The article is called Moving towards Meta-Politics: This configuration retroactively designates another figure of intellectuality, both dominant and outdated; namely, historicist, classist, dialectical or positivist thought Lazarus demonstrates the equivalence of these terms.

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. They are prescriptive declarations of what “there is” Harvard, ; and in Multitude, New York: Except, of course, if one deems it necessary to assert special rights for falsity and for lying.