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More than Meets the Eye

The Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and the Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The topic of this paper is the multilayered nature of artistic representation. It argues that the public’s ability to identify the objects and actions presented in a work of art relies on sensitivity to immediately perceptible details...

The Event According to Deleuze

Alain Badiou

Alain Badiou teaches at the École Normale Supérieure and at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris, France. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alberto Toscano

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Logics of Worlds : Being and Event II

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Deleuze always paid tribute to Sartre as the one who awoke the French philosophy of the thirties and forties from its academic slumber. He thought that it all began with the 1937 article, ‘The Transcendence of the Ego’. Why? Because...

The Concept of Transcendental

Alain Badiou

Alain Badiou teaches at the École Normale Supérieure and at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris, France. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Logics of Worlds : Being and Event II

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Inexistence of the Whole If one posits the existence of a being of the Whole, it follows, from the fact that any being thought in its being is pure multiplicity, that the Whole is a multiple. A multiple of what? A multiple of all...

Worlds and Relations

Alain Badiou

Alain Badiou teaches at the École Normale Supérieure and at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris, France. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Logics of Worlds : Being and Event II

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The double determination of a world: Ontology and logic On 24 July 1534, Jacques Cartier plants a cross on the spot where the small town of Gaspé, at the far east of Quebec, will later be built. He does so as the mandatory...

Appendix: Demonstration of the Second Constitutive Thesis of Materialism: The Ontological Closure of a World Implies its Logical Completeness

Alain Badiou

Alain Badiou teaches at the École Normale Supérieure and at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris, France. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Logics of Worlds : Being and Event II

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...To give the philosophical importance of the conclusion its due, and to recapitulate the formal properties of the exposition of relations, we will now provide the full demonstration in the form of successive lemmas.Lemma 1. Given two...

Atomic Logic

Alain Badiou

Alain Badiou teaches at the École Normale Supérieure and at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris, France. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Logics of Worlds : Being and Event II

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The formal exposition of concepts such as ‘function of appearing’ (or ‘transcendental indexing’), ‘phenomenon’, ‘atom of appearing’ and so on, has the virtue of clarifying the coherence of the logical laws of being-there. One has...

Diagrams

Alain Badiou

Alain Badiou teaches at the École Normale Supérieure and at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris, France. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Logics of Worlds : Being and Event II

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Ontology of worlds: Inaccessible closure The being that underlies every world is composed of multiple-beings whose being-there is realized by their indexing (or function of appearing) on the transcendental of the world in question...

Leibniz

Alain Badiou

Alain Badiou teaches at the École Normale Supérieure and at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris, France. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Logics of Worlds : Being and Event II

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The world is not only the most wonderful machine, but also [. . .] the best commonwealth.Two formulas give us the measure of Leibniz’s project. The first, taken from a letter of 1704 to Sophie-Charlotte, declares that, like Harlequin coming...

Everything Must Become Nothing (and Vice Versa): Love and Abstraction in Badiou and Lacan

Badiou and His Interlocutors : Lectures, Interviews and Responses

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...No theme requires more pure logic than that of love.A. Badiou, ‘What Is Love’ (C 183).A. Badiou, ‘What Is Love’ (C 183).What do people hate when they hate (the philosophy of) Alain Badiou?Cf. Augustine’s Confessions, VI, p. 8, ‘…But what do...

Functions and Models

Jason Tuckwell

Jason Tuckwell is a Researcher and tutor in the Writing and Society Research Group at Western Sydney University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creation and the Function of Art : Technē, Poiesis and the Problem of Aesthetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Functions and problems The general form of problems The following chapter takes up the broad question of thinking about art by inquiring into what concerns and animates it as a function. This functional aspect needs to be thought...