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Subject and Appearance: Badiou workshop

Date:20 November 2009
Location:Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton way, London WC1 5DL
Fee:Free

Subject and Appearance

On Alain Badiou’s Theory of the Subject and Logics of Worlds

The event has been organised with the generous support of the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela, and with funding from the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy.

Programme

10.00am: Registration

10.20am: Introduction, Peter Hallward

10.30am: SUBJECT
Bruno Bosteels Theory of the Subject
(Cornell University, NY)
Kristin Ross ‘Badiou, Mallarmé and the Commune’
( New York University)

11.15am: Discussion
Chair: Peter Hallward

12.30pm: Lunch break

1.45pm: APPEARANCE
Alberto Toscano Logics of Worlds
(Goldsmiths, London)
Ali Alizadeh ‘Badiou and Hegel’
(CRMEP)

2.30pm: Discussion
Chair: Peter Osborne

3.45pm: Break

4.00pm: Subject, Appearance, Politics
Panel: Ali Alizadeh, Bruno Bosteels, Nina Power, Kristin Ross, Alberto Toscano
Chair: Éric Alliez

4.30pm: Closing discussion

5.00-6.30pm: Reception

Book extracts

Continuum has kindly provided access to the following extracts from the books, to which we plan to pay particular attention:

Theory of the Subject

preface, pp. xxxviii-xlii (following the translator's introduction)
pp. 98-110 (Mallarmé)
pp. 259-274 (the inexistent)

Logics of Worlds

pp. 141-152 (Hegel)
217-221 (postulate of materialism)
277-289 (retroaction)
321-324 (the inexistent)
363-380 (Commune, and in particular pp. 376-380)

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