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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This book, and a little google fu, helped me learn that Badiou is primarily concer This is a short, dense, fascinating book. It can only perpetuate itself in in-difference, in a difference that constantly seeks its own repetition as absolutely different and singular.

In Badiou’s terms this is the fidelity to the truth-event the resurrection of Jesus. To ask other readers questions about Saint Paulplease sign up. I just re-read-skimmed this, and was pleasantly surprised. Theory of Discourses 5.

Saint Paul. The Foundation of Universalism

If a truth is to surge forth eventally, it must be nondenumer able, impredicable, uncontrollable. Universalism as the Foundation of European Civilisation: Badiou is at his most obtuse and opaque here, compounding universalismm philosophical difficulty of the work by engaging in lengthy and, in fact, counter to the substance of his argument historical digressions.

Published May 6th by Stanford University Press first published This is written by a French philosopher who is at best undecided in terms of belief. Sep 29, E. The identitarian organization of the human subject are simply the conformist desire of a subject in society.


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

Failing which, one resorts to observances or particular signs, which can only fix the Good News within the communitarian space, blocking its universal deployment.

Alain Badiou’s St. Paul

Presses universitaires de France, The Foundation of Universalism by Alain Badiou. When I began the book, I rolled my eyes, for a sentence like this is what makes contemporary French philosophy almost impossible: Badiou’s argument does foundwtion stand or fall because of any historical details, you might say.

For Badiou, Paul is neither the venerable saint embalmed by Christian tradition, nor the venomous alainn execrated by philosophers like Nietzsche: Dec 15, Jeremy Sabol rated it it was amazing. The Division of the Subject. Paul de Man and the Afterlife of Theory. But here I encountered a Paul who is knew to me.

Also, and this is key for Paul as well as Badiou, the Good News fundation only work as the event of each universal singularity working within it. I read it first as an undergrad, thrilled to be up to date and onto the next big thing and all that. I find Badiou’s interest in St.

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So, a few representative bits from this thinker we might call Alain Paul Badiou: From that faulty structure pf some unconvincing claims about the relationship between difference and sameness. This consistency stems from the nature of St. The result is, firstly, that neither of the two dis courses can be universal, because each supposes the persistence of the other; and secondly, that the two discourses share the presupposition that the key to salvation is given to us within the universe, whether it be through direct mastery of the totality Greek wisdomor through mastery of a literal tradition and the deciphering of signs Jewish ritualism and prophetism While Paul may have been unhappy wi This is written by a French philosopher who is at best undecided in terms of belief.


Badiou really wants to show us the relevance of using and appropriating the founation of Paul for revolutionary projects today.

University of Queensland Library. Stanford University Press, From edition Issue 3.

The Antinomies of Aggressive Atheism. This single location in Australian Capital Territory: In this sense, Jesus is neither a master nor an example. Several of his books have been translated into English, including Manifesto for PhilosophyDeleuze: Moore Theological College Library.

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

Since then I’ve become a little jaded- more than a little. Every time this event is declared and held with conviction, the believer forms a badioy community that has no laws and is entirely subjective.

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