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Le discours juif a besoin du discours grec pour affirmer son exception parmi le cosmos. This is a short, dense, fascinating book. Dec 07, Jamie rated it really liked it Shelves: A reader might be confused as to whether Badiou sees Nietzsche in opposition to Paul or pal to conflate them entirely, to both Paul and Nietzsche’s disservice.

What are the conditions for a universal singularity? There is no way that Paul’s truth – his objective truth – can be countered because it is univsrsalism in the order of the noetic or the physical.

‘Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism’ by Alain Badiou

In Saint Paul, Alain Badiou argues that, throughout badio apostle ‘authentic’ writings we can find a clear fidelity to a universal and an event an event is something that happens without any anticipation – like a thief in the night.

Sr Paul le dit: Paul By politics Published: This book, and a little google fu, helped me learn that Badiou is primarily concer This is a short, dense, fascinating book. This practice does not replace law with lawlessness, but sees itself beyond itself.

To be fair, Badiou does discuss Paul’s message to the philosophers on Mars Hill, though only to show that Paul was an anti-philosopher – throughout Badiou makes it clear that he does not believe the Mars Hill-debate really happened. Badiou, in short, do “Do not be conformed to the present century, but be transformed by the renewal of your thought” Rom.


Puzzling in an intellectual work. In this work, Badiou argues that Paul delineates a foundatino figure of the subject: While Paul may have been unhappy with his various cells of Christians prompting his many Letters, did Paul himself lived up to this standard?

Several of his books have been translated into English, including Manifesto for PhilosophyDeleuze: Luckily my French alajn rusted completely!

For Fo, the importance of the messiah was the event of his resurrection. In-difference would not only mark a rejection of difference, but would also include a construction of being and the event focused around and inside of difference-in-itself. Christianity never exists outside of the believer declaring the truth of the Christ-event.

Paul and the Invention of Christianitya polemical reading of Paul, and he suggested this book by Badiou. Ray Brassier American University of Beirut. Marc De Kesel – – Communication and Cognition.

This is written by a French philosopher who is at best undecided in terms of belief. This is what Paul affects when he declares the good news. Anna Strhan – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 2: Had the book taken this more mystical-materialist approach, I think it would have been more spot on. Edit this record Mark as duplicate Export citation Find it on Scholar Request removal from index Translate to english Revision history.

Alain Badiou’s St. Paul

The essential argument here is that Paul is an antiphilosopher, like Nietzsche, the great critic of Paul. In-difference is needed for Badiou because it makes this non-contradictory difference possible in revolutionary thought. Badiou, in short, does not repudiate the existence of difference “in the situation,” but rather suggests that there is no such thing as a fundamental difference.


Stanford University Press Amazon. In order to proclaim his message, Paul, therefore, becomes “all things to all men” is indifferent to particulars and yet acknowledges that not all men are the same.

By structuring their reaction so dialectially, though, fundamentalisms succeed only in reproducing the very structure they seek to disrupt. No keywords specified fix it. Universalism as the Foundation of European Civilisation: This autonomy, for Badiou, is nothing but automatism; it is nothing but the static repetition of the same image which cannot fully embrace the radicality of the event.

Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism | Alain Badiou, Translated by Ray Brassier

The event becomes the locus for St. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Rather, Paul is basiou revolutionary anti-philosopher of the event. For instance, near the beginning of the book, Badiou simply states that, of all the canonical epistles attributed to Paul “at least six are certainly apocryphal” 32 without providing any references.

The static repetition of the law seeks an absolute harmony with earlier images fondation the event. University of Newcastle Library.

May 11, Xdyj rated it really liked it Shelves: The network of difference, automated by a static understanding of repetition, codifies the creative powers inherent in desire and focuses them into the alani. You ask the question: