How much of your work as an activist is tethered to the whims of keeping the status quo together? If we take the line of thought (which I do) that those who are seeking to preserve the status quo are the new idealists then we ought to check our so called idealism, and give ourselves … Continue reading The New Realism
In a previous post on Badiou's Theory of the Subject, I described how the subject disappears under the chain of the signifiers, and how the masses inhabit the dimension of the Lacanian real. In this post, I'm going to dig deeper into Badiou's text by looking at his wrestling with the concept of contradiction and … Continue reading What is a Contradiction? Badiou’s Theory of the Subject
The revolutionary subject, who defines its politics in terms of the lack of the system's structural excesses, is always caught between impatience and courage in Badiou's Theory of the Subject. We should not forget that Badiou is developing a subject outside of identity, class, and gender. Badiou presents two primary historical and structural versions of … Continue reading What is the Revolutionary Subject?
This post is in transit and I'd like your input. I'm working on a series of posts for TheThePoetry. This is the first based on some EGS seminars in poetry and philosophy. --- Where does Plato’s old quarrel between poetry and philosophy reside today? Such a question no doubt must respond to Plato directly. If … Continue reading Metaphysicians in the Dark: Philosophy and Poetry’s Age Old Quarrel
The relationship between art and philosophy has centered on the linkage of truth to both fields. The work of art is always finite, and as such may be the only finite thing that exists. The problem of the linkage between the two is not philosophy, which never contains truth; the problem is the singularity of … Continue reading Art and Philosophy in Badiou’s HANDBOOK OF INAESTHETICS