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Title: Matheme and Mathematics
Subtitle: On the Main Concepts of the Philosophy of Alain Badiou
Author(s): MALICKI, Maciej
Journal: Logique et Analyse
Volume: 231    Date: 2015   
Pages: 417-432
DOI: 10.2143/LEA.231.0.3141818

Abstract :
In this paper, I present a critical discussion of mathematical arguments employed in the philosophy of event of Alain Badiou. On the basis of 'Being and Event' as well as his other writings, I analyze the main notions of his philosophy such as the indiscernible, the undecidable, and the unnameable. The focus of my analysis is both on their mathematical consistency, and their philosophical consequences. I argue that the mathematical approach developed by Badiou is seriously defective, and, as a result, that it cannot serve as an ontological basis for the concept of event as presented in 'Being and Event'.

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