DOWNLOAD Logics of Worlds is the sequel to Alain Badiou’s much-heralded masterpiece, Being and Event. Tackling the questions that had. Villanova New Encounters in French and Italian Thought (Dr. Brian A. Smith, University of Dundee) The Life of the Individual in Badiou’s Logics of Worlds. LOGICS OF WORLDS. Page 1. Page 2. Also available from Continuum: Being and Event, Alain Badiou Conditions, Alain Badiou Infinite Thought.

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To this end, while the previous was on ontology this book it seems far more about presentation, or existence.


Contrast that to the various sad excuses for life we’re told to accept in this dreary and pointless and exploitative and polluted structure we inhabit? I changed my approach and didn’t resign to my lack of understanding and painstakingly pursued each proof in laborious detail to make sure t Possibly my biggest problem with reading Badiou is the fact that once he hits the formal proofs of his concepts and principles I always get lost in a mire of set theory and logic that my tiny mind can’t handle.

The Categorial Analysis of LogicDover, Without going into detail, the postulate of materialism states that for every ontological multiple that appears in a phenomenological world, all of the elements of that multiple also appear as atoms basic elements of appearance, and that all such atoms of appearance in a world are, likewise, linked to a unique element of an ontological multiple.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. He mistakes method for content and formalism for understanding. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Kant’s genius lay in realizing the synthetic nature of phenomenon.

To dissolve a situation via a formalism and then to patch it back together allows one to continually create new models, new methods of dissolution and then synthesis via application.

Logics of Worlds by Alain Badiou (PDF) – SubSense

In a world that denies itself the use of the Axiom of Choice, there will be no means to reveal the real material conditions of that world. Far from being an impenetrable trawl, it was an enlightening, engaging and exciting work that makes you feel like you’re really having a whole world opened up to you. In particular, Being and Event described the ontological structure and conditions wordls the event to come about, but it failed to consider in detail the conditions governing the appearance of events in determinate, structured situations, what Badiou now terms “worlds”.


What is weak about Badiou however, is that he adds little content to a situation. Being and Event”, Inquiry He continues to teach a popular seminar at the Coll Alain Badiou, Ph.

That’s another thing that I’m not sure he always gets enough credit for: For information on how we process your data, read our Privacy Policy. An engagement with semiotics as well as a deeper engagement with the Heideggerean concept of world and a reading of Sellars would sharpen this position, and shore up the foundational conceit of the book.

Tom rated it really liked it Aug 02, Central concepts such as world, transcendental, atom etc assume the possibility of formal semiotics meaning-making without meaning-makers. An exception to the laws of ontology as well as to the regulation of logical lkgics. By grasping the concepts, we can then also understand that mathematics is philosophical in its nature, although it is of a different kind. He is the author of several successful novels and plays as well as more than a dozen philosophical works.

Indeed, by steadfastly avoiding describing the structuration of appearances as in any way dependent on structures within us or created by olgics, he aims to break entirely with all forms of idealism.

He challenges you to live, worlxs to live for an Idea. On the onset, Badiou’s materialist dialectic seems fairly obscure. Loics Badiou, every meaningful action has to be linked to an event, and the idea provides his answer to how we can always be linked to a past event and potentially subjectivise our action: Logics of Worlds is the long-awaited sequel to Alain Badiou’s much-heralded masterpiece, Being and Event.

Having sublimated the formalisms of mathematics lovics philosophical thought, Badiou would introduce to us a more specific and thus generalized logic on which to understand the various collections and connections we witness in our everyday lives.


On the basis of this newly ramified onto-logical conception of things, it also reworks and renews Badiou’s earlier theories of truth, subject, and event.

John rated it really liked it Feb 09, The specific day-to-day struggle for specific bread-and-butter demands has value in itself, distinct from these overarching political themes.

Logics of Worlds

It would be a form of real change, as it would baduou the world in such a way that its response to an event would be changed. Jun 09, Itai Farhi rated it really liked it.

Badiou does use language that can sometimes be pretty dense. Badiou’s presentation of non-classical logic could be deepened by further engagement with the literature on paraconsistency and intuitionistic logic as well as the literature on polyvalence and dialogical logic, to name a few.

It’s going to be a long journey, but worth it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. So read, and my it help you, too, find ways to live for an Idea, and to identify bdiou Truth to which you can maintain your fidelity.

In order to increase the likelihood that an event, should it occur, would be visible within our world and capable of sustaining a revolutionary subjective body, we need a world that emphasises the materiality of our existence; the links to the ontological 10 Logics of Worlds, p. Instead, Badiou’s relationships of structuration fo appearance are explicitly objective pf, determining without exception what can be understood to “exist” in a particular world, and what remains “inexistent” or invisible within its own particular way of structuring its phenomena pp.

It’s exciting to read books that you may not agree with, but you feel pushing against you and challenging you to rethink everything.