Clayton Crockett on the Deleuze/Badiou debate–Philosophy in the 21st Century (via Objet petit a)

Introduction:  by Creston Davis

The greatest living French philosopher, Alain Badiou, passionately articulates one of the most striking claims made in philosophy today.[1] This claim is as simple as it is radical:  Truth happens in a material event that fundamentally and irrevocably breaks with the status quo (or any logic articulated in terms of pure un-breakable immanence).  Consequently along with this revolutionary “Event” Badiou opens up an entirely new horizon of being and possibility whose locus is found within the subject whose very identity is inextricably bound up in this Truth-Event.  Thus, with a new Event of truth there is necessarily a new subject devoted to that truth… Read More

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6 thoughts on “Clayton Crockett on the Deleuze/Badiou debate–Philosophy in the 21st Century (via Objet petit a)

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  2. You have outdone yourself with this one. Crockett is close to where I live. Thank you for that.

    Have you seen The Tree of Life by Terrence Malick? A breakthrough film and absolutely gorgeous. I am trying to write about it and have started. Your post has given me a deeper reading of it through Deleuze via Crockett.

    • I can’t see how I have outdone myself with this one, but thanks anyway for the appreciation Janet, glad you liked it… And no, I haven’t seen The Tree of Life yet, but I surely shall… Good luck with your writing…

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