What is the Revolutionary 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 …

Metaphysicians in the Dark: Philosophy and Poetry’s Age Old Quarrel

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 …

Art and Philosophy in Badiou’s HANDBOOK OF INAESTHETICS

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 …