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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Fidelity to the event, in this case, would also reject the event as an automation of repetition. Now, the universal – Jesus rose from the dead – reaches out to the particulars because it applies to all, irrespective of any differences. I read it first as an undergrad, thrilled to be up to date and onto the next big thing and all that.

Neither totality nor the sign will do. It repeats the event in a pathetic attempt to recapture a lost revolutionary moment. A reader might be confused as to whether Badiou sees Nietzsche in opposition to Paul or wishes to conflate them entirely, to both Paul and Nietzsche’s disservice. Such a fresh take on Apostle Paul’s revolutionary ideas about universalism related to Christianity, written by a Marxist atheist.

Separate different tags with a comma. Difficult to read if you’re not familiar with the writings of Paul. Paul is perfectly aware of the law’s unfailingly “statist” character.

Nietzche a toujours vu en Saint-Paul la haine de la vie, le triomphe de la mort et la figure du juif errant.

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Feb 03, Jessica Zu rated it liked it Shelves: I certainly enjoyed navigating it, and now I’m interesting in reading more of Badiou’s ouvre. Saint Paul le dit: It can only perpetuate itself in in-difference, in a difference that constantly seeks its own repetition as absolutely different and singular. Had the book taken this more mystical-materialist approach, I think it would have been more spot on.


This is a suggesting piece of speculative intellectual history. Marc de Kesel – – Bijdragen 70 2: La Fondation de L’Universalisme.

Badiou’s Paul is therefore an ok Paul, without remainder, but only because Badiou decides not to engage the whole of the Pauline corpus, even within the limits he sets.

And why, in particular, must a figure of religious thought qlain used to organize a book on radical politics and philosophy? Roger Whitson is a Ph.

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Now it is easy to see and understand how he created a religion more powerful that the Communist movement. For Badiou, Paul is not the father of Christianity as a metaphysical project. Be the first to add this to a universaljsm. It is a thing that happens which has meaning.

Influenced by Plato, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Jacques Lacan and Gilles Deleuze, he is an outspoken critic of both the analytic as well as the postmodern schools of thoughts. This entry was posted in Miscellaneous and edition Issue 3.

This, for those universxlism are interested, is an easy way to make research and argumentation easier: That said, his oaul even more ridiculous than the fact that he has a real, serious ontology; and this book has very little to do with Paul. And He still calls the Hebrew scriptures the “Old Testament”! In this bold and provocative work, French philosopher Alain Badiou proposes a startling reinterpretation of St. Return to Book Page. However, it is true that Paul’s experience of the event that proceeds from the order of grace, over and against the order of being, founds a universalism that enacts itself materially, immanently, and subjectively without confinement.


Thus he remains French, despite his disdain for “French identitarian fanaticism” as evidenced in Le Pen and French anti-veiling laws. Le discours juif a besoin du discours grec pour affirmer son exception parmi le cosmos. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed. Paul odd yet totally consistent with his philosophy. Lists What are lists?

Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism

Rather, it exists aside from these two orders. The Clamor of Being and Ethics: I decided to order this one, as I have also never read Badiou, so I could check the box of having read one of his books and thus kill two birds with one stone. Stanford University Press Amazon. Matthew Sharpe – – Critical Horizons 16 1: This autonomy, for Founndation, is nothing but automatism; it is nothing but the static repetition of the same image which cannot fully embrace the radicality of the event.

I enjoyed texting him that for Badiou the resurrection, while fable and as fable, is essential to understanding Paul and his ideas for revolution. But then, it was never meant foundatio.

Paul de Man and the Afterlife of Theory. I was not familiar with this body of work, which surprised me, as I have read a lot in Paul studies the last dozen years and radically altered my views on him.