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Badiou-Being and Event

Badiou-Being and Event

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Continuum:
Infinite Thought,
Alain Badiou (translated
by
Oliver
Feltham
and
Justin
Clemens)
Theoretical Writings,
Alain
Badiou
(edited
and
translated
by
Alberto Toscano
and
Ray Brassier)
BEING AND
EVENT
Alain
Badiou
Translated
by
Oliver
Feltham
.~
continuum
 
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10010Originally published
in French
as
L'etre et
l'evenement
©
Editions
du
Seuil, 1988This English language translation
©
Continuum
2005This book
is
supported by
theFrench
Ministry for Foreign Affairs,
as
part
of
the
Burgess
programme headed
for
the
French Embassy
in
London by
the
Institut
Fran~ais
du
Royaume-Uni.
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means, electronic
or
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information storage or retrieval system,
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prior permission
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writing from
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publishers.British Library Cataloguing
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Publication DataA catalogue record for this book
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British Library.ISBN 0-8264-5831-9Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataA catolog record for this
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Library of Congress.Typeset by Interactive Sciences Ltd, GloucesterPrinted
and bound
in the
USA
Contents
Author's
PrefacexiTranslator's Prefacexvii
Introduction
Part
I
Being: Multiple
and
Void. Plato/Cantor
The
One
and
the
Multiple:
a
priori
conditions of
any
possible ontology232Plato
31
3Theory of
thePure
Multiple: paradoxes
and
critical decision38Technical Note:
the
conventions of writing
49
4
The Void: Proper
name
of being525The
Mark
0
601The same
and the
other:
the axiom
ofextensionality602The operations
under
condition: axioms of
the
powerset, of
union,
of separation
and
of
replacement
623The void, subtractive
suture
to being666Aristotle70
Part
II
Being: Excess, State
of
the Situation,
One/
Multiple, Whole/Parts,
or
E
/e?
7 The Point of Excess
81
v
 
BEING ANDEVENTCONTENTS
Belonging
and
inclusion
81
part
IV
The Event: History
and
Ultra-one
2The
theorem
of
thepoint
of excess
84
Evental Sites
and
Historical Situations1733The void
and the
excess861617The
Matherne
of
the
Event1784One,
count-as-one,
unicity,
and
forming-into-Being's Prohibition of
the
Event184
one
89181 The ontological
schema
of historicity
and
8The State,
or
Metastructure,
and
the
Typology ofinstability184Being (normality, singularity, excrescence)93The
axiom
of
foundation
18529TheState of
the
Historico-socialSituation104The
axiom
of
foundation
is
a metaontological10 Spinoza112thesis of ontology1874Nature
and
history187
Part
III
Being: Nature
and
Infinity. Heideggerl
5The
event
belongs to that-which-is-not-being-
Galileo
qua-being189
11
Nature:
Poem or matheme?
12319Mallarme19112The Ontological Schema of Natural Multiples
and
Part
V
The Event: Intervention
and
Fidelity.
he
Non-existence of Nature130The concept of normality: transitive sets130
PascallChoice; HOiderlinlDeduction
2Natural multiples: ordinals13220The
Intervention:
Illegal choice of a
name
for
the
3The play of
presentation in natural
multiples
or
event, logic of
the
two,
temporal foundation
201ordinals134
21
Pascal2124Ultimate
natural element (unique
atom)13822The Form-multiple of
Intervention:
is
there
a5
An
ordinal
is
thenumber
of
that
of
which
it
is
being of choice?223
the name
13923Fidelity,
Connection
2326Nature does
not
exist140
24
Deduction as
Operator
of Ontological Fidelity24013Infinity:
the
other,
the
rule
and
the Other
1421 The formal concept of
deduction
24214The Ontological Decision: 'There
is
some infinity2Reasoning via hypothesis
244in natural
multiples'1503Reasoning via
the absurd
2471Point of being
and
operator
of passage1514Triple
determination
of deductive fidelity2522Succession
and
limit15425 Holderlin2553The second existential seal1564Infinity finally defined156
Part VI
Quantity
and
Knowledge. The Discernible
5The finite,
in
second place159
(or Constructible): LeibnizlGodel
15Hegel16126The Concept of
Quantity
and
the
Impasse of1The
Matherne
of infinity revisited161Ontology2652How
can
an
infinity be bad?1641 The
quantitative
comparison of infinite sets2673The
return
and
the nomination
1652Natural
quantitative
correlate of a multiple:4The arcana of
quantity
167cardinality
and
cardinals2695Disjunction1693The
problem
of infinite cardinals272
vi
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