Alain Badiou: Infidelity to Truth and the Name of Evil

Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 2007 (141):101-117 (2007)
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Abstract

The Subject of Truth in Badiou's Ontology At the center of Badiou's Platonic concept of truth is the claim that the highest human good is truth itself. It is through the reestablishment of the concept of truth as a necessary part of thought that he is able to announce the return of humanity (as more than just another animal; as an immortal). According to Badiou, the normal condition of human existence is our existence within the fully structured environment of a situation. Within such a situation, individuals exist as particular subjects with definitive character as prescribed by the normalizing conditions…

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