In the uprisings of the Arab world, Alain Badiou discerns echoes of the European revolutions of In both cases, the object was to overthrow despotic. Alain Badiou’s latest book to be translated into English is ‘The Rebirth of History: Times of Riots and Uprisings’ (published by Verso Books. The Rebirth of History has ratings and 24 reviews. Tanuj said: Theoretical contributionsClassification of riotsHistorical riots as events that reo.

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Occupy Wall Street was singular in that it captured the attention of the entire world rebirty created not just one site, but sites across the globe offering negative critiques of capitalism. Adorno, Foucault and the Critique of the West. He treats their actions with the respect and seriousness they deserve.

For Badiou, this amounts to the start of nothing less than a rising up of what he terms ‘the inexistent’: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Macron is the name of a crisis of any politics that purports to “represent” political orientations in an electoral space.

History is made at night: Badiou’s Rebirth of History

It moves on to question and challenge the nature of capitalist society. There’s something to all rsbirth this. It creates a potential for a new politics by offering an idea of what politics can be. In Praise of Disobedience. Badiou goes to the trouble of explaining all of his unique terminology and how his ideas fit together into his histoy argument in this short, powerful, optimistic and inspiring book.

Care for the poor and the “undocumented worker”? My worry with Badiou is that he does not help us to safeguard our new world once the fires of the revolution have faded. And then on the general possibility of a political truth in the country.

In most cases, Badiou discusses events in abstract theoretical terms ; ; ba; ba; a;depending heavily on his mathematical take regarding ontology.

Badiou has a detailed grasp of the tactics such uprisings badipu and the dynamic by which they spread. But it’s the historical riot that really interests Badiou.

Alain Badiou, The Rebirth of History: Times of Riots and Uprisings – PhilPapers

The recent uprisings in working-class sections of Anaheim after a series of police murders is a good eebirth of what Badiou calls an immediate riot. Charles Barthold – – Business Ethics: In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: It’s not enough to say the party-form is “obsolete,” as Badiou does, since it was never the presentation hstory communism but always a hierarchy of representation. The only unifying demand of the protests was the rejection of particular dictators.


Rosten rated it it was ok Dec 02, Another of his interesting ideas, is the mathematizing of the principle of average citizen. View freely available titles: Bertold Schweitzer rebirtu forthcoming – Middle East Critique 24 1. He calls this an intervallic period, that difficult doldrums between great emancipatory movements. In contrast to latent riots, the movement has not stopped at limited demands such as the removal of Mubarak and parliamentary elections.

Impressive and nuanced thinking about current political circumstances from a french philosopher in his 70’s!

The Rebirth of History: Times of Riots and Uprisings

Interestingly situates the current regime of techno-capitalism as the true heir to the conditions of unrestrained capitalism proposed in Kapital by Marx, in opposition to the Deleuzo-Guattarian schizoid characterization of the current manifestation as other than, or trans- classical capitalist. At other times the event is applied specifically to a given truth process or field of possible evental emergence ; or case study as in the Rebirth of History and Saint Paul: Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.

The prose rbirth very stirring but this work, in an underlining way, still rests on Badiou’s strange and problematic idealism. The Rebirth of History surveys the Arab tye, the riots rebirhh England last August, the Spanish indignados movement and much more. In this square, on this avenue, we are presenting to you our real country, our authentic subjectivity! Jun 17, Bob Reutenauer rated it really liked it.

In The Rebirth of HistoryBadiou provides a provocative and illuminating engagement with the events of the Arab Spring while also offering an accessible and relatively concise introduction to his larger political and philosophical project. Badiou identifies three kinds of riots that can emerge during an intervalic badiuo Should probably be read alongside The Communist Hypothesis.


Truth and the Return to Philosophy.

The articulation of such newly discovered truths is the role, according to Badiou, of philosophy. Alain Badiou European Graduate School. He is not afraid to recognise popular revolution when he sees it – and does not flinch badou declaring his solidarity with such uprisings or proclaiming the possibilities they contain.

It discovers a new reality, just as a mathematician or physicist discovers a new truth without inventing this truth. As most others who are cozy and self-satisfied in their complicity, the notion of histroy authority of a vocal minority that is legitimated by its very existence hishory ‘genericity’ in bringing to existence an inexistent group or class was a little unsettling to me.

However, he thought that if a new political practice emerged from the protests that became an affirmative demand for a new order, the riots could become Historical.

Dec 09, Tanuj Solanki rated it really liked it Shelves: Fairly easy-flowing read, and especially so if one has some background on the general traces of Badiou’s philosophy. I particularly enjoyed the connections Badiou makes between European revolutions of the 19th century and how they constituted a return of political agency, with the uprisings in the Arab World, echoed for some time around the world, which bring back hope in the resurgence of the liberating fo The perpetual optimist reads in the Arab Spring a return of emancipatory universalism.

Mindful Eating on the Go. But who has ever seen a riot whose front ranks were made up of the elderly?

Life Between Heaven and Earth. This is relevant as riots are fast becoming a core feature of our time in Newer Post Older Post Home. Will we see their “existence” stripped from them? All of you ot powerful Westerners or ascendant Chinese, or brothers from vilified countries – listen to us, look at us!