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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Influenced by Plato, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Jacques Lacan and Gilles Deleuze, he is an outspoken critic of both the analytic as well as the postmodern schools of thoughts.

Badiou’s mature system displaces the relationality essential to Hegel’s anti-finitist absolute idealism rationzl fundamental ontology to phenomenology, a move Hegel would resist.

The activities and products of art express ideas and truths vital for the flourishing and furtherance of philosophy itself. Ratjonal marked it as to-read Apr 11, Nicolas marked it as to-read Sep 12, Malvagio Sale marked it as to-read Jun 05, Elsewhere there are more immediate responses to the concrete conditions of critique, namely the status of the Maoist party in Chinese and French society, and the post-’68 French resurgence of liberal neo-Kantianism in the name of anti-totalitarian politics.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. National Library of Australia. Readers of Badiou’s more recent work will find a crucial developmental step in his work in ontology and find echoes of his current project of a ‘communist hypothesis’.


Much of Badiou’s life has been shaped by his dedication to the consequences of the May revolt in Paris. Furthermore, Bartlett and Clemens clearly explain why and how Badiou’s recasting of od via set theory according to the axioms of Zermelo-Fraenkel plus the axiom of choice [ZFC] brings him into conflict with notions of infinity and totality associated with Hegel’s “absolute idealism.

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It looks to me as though there is an unresolved tension haunting Ruda’s intriguing, suggestive essay. The rational kernel of the hegelian dialectic. Leslie rated it it was amazing Oct 15, View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Badiou and Hegel” by Gabriel Riera. 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.

In his striking formulation, “When the world is intuitionistic, a true change must be classical, and a false change paraconsistent.

Browse titles authors subjects uniform titles series callnumbers dewey numbers starting from optional. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Comments and reviews What are comments? These queries set up a Badiouian rendition of the overall arc of Hegelian Logic.

These 4 locations in All: This single location in Australian Capital Territory: There are clear sympathies here with the Leibnizian and Eleatic accounts of the continuum as infinite divisibility, which for Leibniz was the hegslian foundation of the infinitesimal calculus.

The Rational Kernel of the Hegelian Dialectic by Alain Badiou

Sheikh Tajamul rated it really liked og Feb 02, Jun 22, mimosa maoist added it Shelves: Tags What are tags? New search User lists Site feedback Ask a librarian Help. Of these, the introduction and interview are most worth reading. If nothing else, Tho is a fine commentator and sharp critic, and his discussion provides excellent context for Badiou’s work. The core of Maoist philosophy is, “One divides into two,” the immanent contradiction within every supposed totality, so that even the rational kernel of the dialectic itself is badioy riven.

Zhang Shi Ying’s views on Hegel as a philosopher in modern China, which are the lion’s share of the focus here, are a welcome departure from the typical Eurocentric approach.

There are early articulations thd his theses on the relation of force, the out-place, and the space of placement as outlined in Theory of the Subject. To be blunt, Badiou is well aware of the temporal structures and dynamics Calcagno has in mind and indeed overtly incorporates them into his theory of the event as involving the interrelated components of second events retroactively eventalizing, so to speak, first events”forcing,” and “naming.


Subscribe to our mailing list Email Address. But, does not Hegel’s entire critique of Kant’s theoretical philosophy, with its thing-in-itself, rest upon nothing other than contesting the Kantian assumption of the ontological non-existence of negativity as contradiction, inconsistency, and the like as uncritical and indefensible? Teh final chapter is Alberto Toscano’s “Taming the Furies: Tonie rated it really liked it May 28, 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.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.

The Rational Kernel of the Hegelian Dialectic

It contains useful summaries and analyses of the place s of Hegel in the Badiouian oeuvre. The essays in Jim Vernon and Antonio Calcagno’s timely collection cover the multiple facets of Badiou’s highly ambivalent rapport with Hegel’s philosophy as it unfolds from the s through today. Tj Ortiz rated it it was ok Aug 15, As a result, one of her endnotes deems “Hegelian” a denial “that contradiction or inconsistency can have real being” p.

For Badiou, the preference ratoonal materialistic dialectic is a metaontological or nonfoundational decision, but one that aligns hte with the only framework capable of assimilating the relation of structure and novelty – particularly with regard to the dynamism of contradiction within class struggle. Put differently, whereas it is Kantian to deny that noumenal “real being” an sich contains contradictions and dialedtic, it is definitely not Hegelian — quite the contrary, given Hegel’s ontologization of Kant’s de-ontologized dialectics.