Diametros 50:97-117 (2016)

The article analyses Alain Badiou`s philosophy from the point of view of his relation to postmodernity. Alain Badiou is a political activist, mathematician, writer, playwright and literary critic. However, above all, he is a philosopher of the totality who attempts to give a thoroughgoing explanation of the world. This is the sense in which he is an anti-postmodernist. His whole philosophy is directed against sophistry. Badiou consistently builds his own system in order to oppose it to the philosophy of the twentieth century. He does not engage in dogmatic criticism. He goes further and repeatedly finds inspiration in the postmodern thought. Although his philosophy is evidently opposed to it, his anti-postmodernity should be considered a synthetic attempt to exceed two competing traditions.
Keywords antyfilozofia  platoński gest  antyponowoczesność  multiplicity  Alain Badiou  antipostmodernity  the Platonic gesture  antihermeneutics  antyhermeneutyka  mnogość  antiphilosophy
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DOI 10.13153/diam.50.2016.978
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