alain badiou

آلان باديو

"Since its beginnings, philosophy's relationship to the political has been fundamental"  2007

“‘To corrupt the youth’ is ... a very apt name to designate the philosophical act, provided that we understand the meaning of ‘corruption.’ To corrupt here means to teach the possibility of refusing all blind submission to established opinions. To corrupt means to give the youth certain means to change their opinion with regard to social norms, to substitute debate and rational critique for imitation and approval, and even, if the question is a matter of principle, to substitute revolt for obedience”  
Philosophy for Militants (2012, p. 10)


brief biography

Alain Badiou was born in Rabat, Morocco in 1937. His mother was a professor of French literature, his father, a militant anti-colonialist, a professor of mathematics.      

"Badiou is a French philosopher and professor of philosophy at The European Graduate School / EGS. He is one of the most significant philosophers of our time. While Badiou’s political position has drawn him the most attention within academia and beyond, it is his ontology that is the center of his system. Badiou’s “system” is built upon the purity of mathematics––specifically, set and category theory. The structure—of vast complexity—stands in relation to the history of contemporary French philosophy, German Idealism, and the primary works of antiquity. It is constituted out of a series of determinate negations of the history of philosophy, but also out of the histories of what Badiou terms conditions: art, politics, science, and love––the essence of his theory of compossibility. In brief, as Alain Badiou defines it in the Introduction to Being and Event (2005)philosophy is that which “circulates between … ontology (thus, mathematics), the modern theories of the subject and its own history” (p. 3). An outspoken critic of both the analytic as well as the postmodern schools of thoughts, his philosophy seeks to expose and make sense of the potential of radical innovation (revolution, invention, transfiguration) in every situation." Srdjan Cvjeticanin

Also see Philosophy as Biography , Alain Badiou

 


SELECTED WORKS



videos

Badiou analyzes the disorientation of youth today. Entretien à Télérama, le 26 septembre 2016, in French

Nexus Conference 'How to Change the World?' Keynote lecture Alain Badiou, part 2 2 December 2012, Amsterdam Revolution is of all times. Man in revolt, who fights against the injustice of those in power and aims for a better world, has always existed.

The Event, Part 1. This talk was held as a part of the symposium "Event in Artistic and Political Practices" (26.-28.03.2013) in Amsterdam

The Event, Part 2. This talk was held as a part of the symposium "Event in Artistic and Political Practices" (26.-28.03.2013) in Amsterdam

The Event, Part 3. This talk was held as a part of the symposium "Event in Artistic and Political Practices" (26.-28.03.2013) in Amsterdam

The Event, part 4. This talk was held as a part of the symposium "Event in Artistic and Political Practices" (26.-28.03.2013) in Amsterdam

The Event, Part 6. This talk was held as a part of the symposium "Event in Artistic and Political Practices" (26.-28.03.2013) in Amsterdam


http://www.egs.edu/ Alain Badiou, French philosopher and author, lectures on the nature and essence of philosophy. In this lecture, Alain Badiou asks the question: 'what is philosophy'. He begins with three concrete problems, namely: philosophy and language, philosophy and duty, and dialectical versus analytic philosophy.
http://www.egs.edu/ Alain Badiou, French philosopher and author, lectures on the nature and essence of philosophy. In this lecture, Alain Badiou discusses the question 'what is philosophy'. He begins with three concrete problems, namely: philosophy and language, philosophy and duty and dialectical versus analytic philosophy.
Alain Badiou has been writing on cinema for over fifty years. This talk addresses several of the key ideas which animate his decidedly philosophical engagement with what he calls 'the impure art of cinema,' an engagement oriented by the simple axiom: cinema thinks. Part of UNSW Arts & Social Sciences 'So, What?
www.nexus-instituut.nl The Nexus Institute invited the speakers of the Nexus Conference 'How to Change the World' to grant us a short interview. All speakers accepted and shared their valuable insights.