In light of the 2020 uprisings sparked by the murder of George Floyd taking place across America, I want to share an excerpt of a longer interview… Read more "Political emancipation and representation – Interview with Alain Badiou"
Mehdi Belhaj Kacem is a highly enigmatic thinker: an autodidact in the history of philosophy, a well known actor in French cinema and self-proclaimed anti-philosopher who had a major public… Read more "Mehdi Belhaj Kacem: A Catharsis of Pleonexia"
Alain Badiou’s translation of Plato leaves us with a rare sense that politics can once again be associated with truth, courage and justice, and that we have an agency at our disposal that comes in the passionate work of bringing the idea of equality into existence.
We should begin our journey into the difficult terrain of atheism with a reminder from another great French philosopher, Gilles Deleuze, who wrote, “we are always forced to think. Thinking is like a shove in our back. Thought is neither pleasant nor desired. It is a violence done to us.”
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… Read more "The New Realism"
I'm very happy to announce a panel I'm putting together at the 2012 Žižek Studies Conference, "Neo-liberal Perversions: Fantasy and Gaze in Contemporary Culture" at the College… Read more "Panel at 2012 Žižek Studies Conference: “The Perverted Subject Does (not) Exist: Subjectivity and Žižek’s Ethics”"
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… Read more "What is a Contradiction? Badiou’s Theory of the Subject"
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… Read more "Art and Philosophy in Badiou’s HANDBOOK OF INAESTHETICS"