• Circulating Philosophy: A Note on Two Apparent Misquotations in Alain Badiou's Logics of Worlds

    Author(s):
    Vincent van Gerven Oei (see profile) , John Van Houdt
    Date:
    2011
    Subject(s):
    Continental philosophy
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Alain Badiou
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6BN2J
    Abstract:
    In the opening essay of Conditions (C), "The (Re)Turn of Philosophy Itself," French philosopher Alain Badiou claims that today we labor under a post-metaphysical "paralysis" of philosophy for which it appears that "history has entered the— perhaps interminable—era of its closure." (3) This paralysis and concomitant "malaise" of philosophy arose, according to Badiou, as a consequence of the relocation of the center of philosophy: "it no longer knows if it has a proper place." (3) Philosophy today either "strives to graft itself" onto other established praxes, such as, art, politics, science or love; or tout court philosophy has become "a museum of itself," relegated to the analysis of its own history, but never with the same intellectual force that stimulated philosophy's grand metaphysical past. […]
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    Journal Article
    Journal:
    Theory & Event
    Volume:
    14
    Status:
    Published
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