Alain Badiou. St. Paul: The Foundation of Universalism. Tran. Ray Brassier. Stanford: Stanford University Press, pgs. St. Paul: The. Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism: Alain Badiou, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, pp. $ Show all authors. Christopher Morse1. Alain Badiou, Saint Paul-The Foundation of Universalism Reviewed By. The Obliteration of Truth by Management: Badiou, St. Paul and the Question of.

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Universalism as the Foundation of European Civilisation: Paul centers his thought upon a fabulous event–the resurrection–which opens up the badioh to create a new, universal humanity, a new creature. Matthew Sharpe – – Critical Horizons 16 1: The Division of the Subject 6.

Mar 30, Michael rated it liked it. Secondly, Badiou simply states that the resurrection was a fable and not a historical event in the colloquial sense of event.

Alain Badiou’s St. Paul

Although Badiou is, I think, correct in asserting that Paul extends his universalist discourse so far as zlain prevent it from being confined to and monopolized by mystical obscurantist discourse, he misses the fact that Paul is himself mystic on the basis of his own transformative conversion experience who founds universalism out of a mystical event that exceeds all previous mystical discourses.

No pierdo la esperanza con Badiou, ya le voy a leer alguna otra cosa. The Foundation of Universalism. Dec 13, Laura rated it it was ok. Luckily my French hasn’t rusted completely!

The Contradictory State of Giorgio Agamben. What matters first of all is the truth of the universal which is neither conceptual nor historical. To what end can the figure of Paul really help us think about the event? I decide When Prof.

There were a few chapters where I was lost, but usually the next chapter would pull me back in. Paul’s project is to show that a universal logic of salvation cannot be reconciled badiok any law, be it one that ties thought to the cosmos, or one that fixes the effects of an exceptional election. I think Badiou cares less interpreting other authors’ badioy and more about how pahl ideas may be appropriated by the radical left. Badiou sees the good news as something that automatically threatens the consistency of Jewish law.

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Univdrsalism 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.

You ask the question: He felt that if Paul was to be used by atheists and Marxists, surely the resurrection would be cast aside.

Alain Badiou’s St. Paul

Paul’s work – his travels to unify not codify a universlaism group of believers who are organized around and for St. Ultimately Badiou’s claim is that Paul anticipates Nietzsche and has much in common with him despite Nietzsche’s resistance to him, but this is clearly an oversimplification of Nietzsche. Unlike conceptual or material universals, Paul’s universal is not opposed to falsehood. Saint Paul la Fondation de L’Universalisme.

Alain Badiou – I am rather proud of myself, as I could not find a copy of this book at the library in English I resorted to reading a French copy.

It’s still not as atheist as all that, despite Badiou’s claims for his secular bona fides and despite his repeated assertions of his nonbelief in the resurrection. Francisco Lopez – – Eidos: Badiou shows that the Pauline figure of the subject still harbors a genuinely revolutionary potential today: To illustrate this, Badiou says that “the event” in this rumination, the death foundstion resurrection of Christ is ts in such a way that the militant subject Saint Paul can publicly declare “the event” and its apprehension constitutes the universal subject.

University of Western Australia. That is in part why it is worth reading. Even though I know a lot of theologians would take issue with this book and for good reasons it nonetheless elucidates I am rather proud of myself, hniversalism I could not find a copy of this book at the library in English I resorted to reading a French copy.

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Since then I’ve become a little jaded- more than a little. Paul, in an event that, for him, transcends history. This is a suggesting piece of speculative intellectual history. Paul’s universality is malleable and meant to transcend norms without appealing to the mystical or the metaphysical. Apr 19, Miguel rated it liked it Shelves: Badiou really wants to show us the relevance of using and appropriating the example of Paul for revolutionary projects today.

To pronounce t he Good News, one must force a different thinking, a thinking of indifference that could react radically to the law of automatism.

Paul and the Question of Economic Managerialism in Education. This is a Paul freed from the “religious thaumaturgy[, That is, Paul advocates a mystical universalism that rejects obscurantist discourse by exceeding it and Although Badiou is, I think, correct in asserting that Paul extends his universalist discourse so far as to prevent it from being confined to and monopolized by mystical obscurantist discourse, he misses the fact that Paul is himself mystic on the basis of his own transformative conversion experience who founds universalism out of a mystical event that exceeds all previous mystical discourses.

Despite the absolute need to work together or to form the community of believers based upon the Christ event, sin marks division and discord through this facile myth. Open Preview See a Problem? I will use some passages in sermons, I’m sure. These 2 locations in South Australia: That is, Paul advocates a mystical universalism that rejects obscurantist discourse by exceeding it and that proceeds from an event that is more than merely fictitious and subjective.

Marc De Kesel – – Communication and Cognition. To ask other readers questions about Saint Paulplease sign up.