The Rational Kernel of the Hegelian Dialectic has 18 ratings and 3 reviews. Alex said: This book is divided into four parts: the introduction by Tzuchien. The Rational Kernel of the Hegelian Dialectic will hereafter be referred to as Rational Kernel. 2. its bitter kernel that Badiou produced this first systematic work. The Rational Kernel of the Hegelian Dialectic Translations. introductions and commentary on a text by Zhang Shiying Alain Badiou Joël Bellassen Louis Mossot.

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From its beginnings, Alain Badiou’s corpus contains recurrent engagements with G.

Calcagno charges that Badiou fails to posit a conception of trans-temporal identity that he nonetheless cannot avoid presupposing in his theory of political events and fidelities thereto. Badiou and Hegel” by Gabriel Riera.

Public Private login e. Tho valuably situates Badiou’s mathematical “meta-ontology” in the larger sweep of the history of mathematics.

The Rational Kernel of the Hegelian Dialectic

In Being and Event, this is reframed as the counting of the void as pure multiplicity. Badiou also addresses the question of appearance as a function of scientific description- in his words, “We should admit that the scope of a phenomenon, thus the transcendental of a world where it appears, is an immanent given of its scientific rationalization.

Yet, one might wonder: The core of Maoist philosophy is, “One divides dialectiv two,” the immanent contradiction within every supposed totality, so that even the rational kernel of the dialectic itself is internally riven.

Levin Ahmad marked it as to-read May 27, This book is divided into four parts: These are replaced by the further abstracted notions of event and truth from Being and Event onwards.


In a broadly Marxist fashion, Toscano gestures towards a simultaneously tragic and dialectical politics in which the tragedy of the divided, dysfunctional polis is the source and site of the political properly speaking. This means that the great importance of this publication is not exhausted by its historic value, by documenting the early stages of what would become one of the most influential philosophies of our era.

The Rational Kernel of the Hegelian Dialectic by Alain Badiou

Nicolas marked it as to-read Sep 12, This translation is accompanied by a recent interview that questions Badiou on the discrepancies between this text and his current thought, on the nature of dialectics, negativity, modality and his understanding of the historical, political and geographical distance that his text introduces into the present. N pbk Main Reading Room.

Mike added it Jun 02, Alexander added it Dec 07, Badiou was a badass when he was a Badlou. Hegel’s philosophy and its legacy.

The Rational Kernel of the Hegelian Dialectic

Zhang’s text is interesting only as a presentation of the late Maoist interpretation of Hegel, but reads like an introductory text with shades of polemic, and contains few novel insights. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Billy Candelaria marked it as to-read Mar 02, In order to set up a list of libraries that you have rationak to, you must first login or sign up. Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition.


Catalogue Persistent Identifier https: This admission can be taken, perhaps against Tho’s intentions, as prompting queries that cast the shadows of some doubts over the Badiouian staging of a confrontation between a mathematical meta-ontology and Hegel’s non-mathematical, dialectical-speculative Logic. Mark Fitzpatrick marked it as to-read Nov 30, The final chapter is Alberto Toscano’s “Taming the Furies: Calcagno furnishes the penultimate chapter with his “Fidelity to the Political Event: He continues to teach a popular seminar at the Coll Alain Badiou, Ph.


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The more substantive early works are The Concept of Model and Mark and Lack published in the post-Lacanian journal Cahiers pour l’analysebut these were written under the shadow of Althusserian structuralism.

This was his early attempt to introduce dynamism into the heretofore static structuralism of Mernel et al, by articulating the relation of quantity and quality as that of the foreclosure of a given term in a structure, which through quantitative accumulation comes to force a change in the structure itself. Che marked it as to-read Aug 25, Such early works of the s and s as Theory of ContradictionThe Rational Kernel of the Hegelian Badiohand Theory of the Subject feature Marxist specifically Maoist revisitations of Hegelian speculative dialectics in which antagonisms, destruction, splitting, and volatility are emphasized badipu valorized over reconciliations, syntheses, unifications, and stability.