Philosophy Forum 17/08/2017-Galloway: The One Divides into Two

Dear All

Look ok so the title doesn’t use the ‘L’ word but he is still around a bit. The reading this week is an exciting looking chapter from Galloway’s ‘Laruelle Against the Digital’. The chapter features a considerable discussion on Deleuze, Badiou and Heidegger and will hopefully go a bit further to clarifying Laruelle’s relation to his ineffable one.

UL102 14:45-15:45

Best

Graham

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Land contra Badiou

Dear all

please note this is not next week’s reading but rather my gathering opinion on these two pieces.

The first of which is this by Badiou which concerns the Paris attacks and the second is this response to it by Nick Land.

In truth I’m more interested in what people make of Nick’s commentary than the original Badiou piece but anything anyone has to say is welcome.

Forum post tomorrow.

best

Graham

 

Philosophy Forum 21/10/2015 -Alain Badiou: Preface to ‘The Adventure of French Philosophy’

Dear All

I feel like a dog with a bone he can’t put down with this Badiou business, except Badiou isn’t just a bone, even a juicy bone, he’s a whole carcass, though possibly since he’s still alive the whole likening him, even his work, to some kind of meat isn’t really very kind, but then, equally I’m not a dog so maybe it is ok?

Anyway, this time it’s Alain  himself doing the talking in the preface to his much lauded ‘Adventure of French Philosophy’ which can be found here.

The meeting will be in UL102 14:15-15:45

With best wishes

Graham

Philosophy Forum 14/10/2015

Dear All

After the trauma (not a solar trauma) of the Brassier paper I’d like to take a more general step backwards and suggest that we read the introduction to the book of essays that produced last week’s selection.

Another excellent accessible set of writings on Badiou seems to be Andrew Robinson’s series in ceasefire magazine’s a-z of theory. These can be dipped into here.

As usual the meeting will be in UL102 14:15-15:45

best

Graham

Philosophy Forum -07/10/2015: More Badiou

Dear All

the forum will continue its investigations into Badiou by looking at two papers from Think Again: Alain Badiou and the Future of Philosophy.  The essays in question are essay 3 ‘Nihil Unbound: Remarks on Subtractive Ontology and
Thinking Capitalism’ Ray Brassier and ‘Alain Badiou and the Miracle of the Event’  by Daniel Bensaid.  The reading is available here and the meeting will be as usual in UL102 14:15-15:45

best

Graham