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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In Saint Paul, Alain Badiou argues that, throughout the apostle ‘authentic’ writings we can find a clear fidelity to a universal and an event an event is something that happens without any anticipation – like a thief in the night. The essential argument here is that Paul is an antiphilosopher, like Nietzsche, the great critic of Paul.

Nietzche a toujours vu en Saint-Paul la haine de la vie, le triomphe de la mort et la figure du juif errant. This autonomy, for Badiou, is nothing but automatism; it is nothing but the static repetition of the same image which cannot fully embrace the radicality of the event.

While Paul may have been unhappy wi Alakn is written by a French philosopher who is at best undecided in terms of belief.

Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism

Paul odd yet totally consistent with his philosophy. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In this sense, Jesus is neither a fokndation nor an example. Other editions – View all Saint Paul: B Book English Show 0 more libraries When he articulates them in more “user friendly” texts, he sounds utterly saccharine. The aalain of articulating universality is the pronunciation of the event in Paul’s case, the resurrection of Christ.


Love as Universal Power. In Badiou’s terms this is the fidelity to the truth-event the resurrection of Jesus. Two Policies Of Saint Paul.

Comments and reviews What are comments? For instance, near the beginning of the book, Badiou simply states that, of all the canonical epistles attributed to Paul “at least six are certainly apocryphal” 32 without providing any references. He is the author of several successful novels and plays as well bzdiou more than a dozen philosophical works. From that faulty structure proceeds some unconvincing claims about the relationship between difference and sameness.

Alain Badiou’s St. Paul

Took a while to understand and get the point, uniiversalism, due to the complexity of the language and my lack of philosophical grasp of English. Now, I believe that all of the canonical epistles were either written or dictated by Paul and I believe there is a lot of evidence to back up my view. Marc De Kesel – – Communication and Cognition. As a Badiouist and a comparative religions major, it tickles me in all the right places.

No categories specified categorize this paper. This leads me to believe that he’s only relying on a minimal number of scholarly sources the fact that Badiou does not reference his historical statements really bothers me.


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‘Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism’ by Alain Badiou

Check copyright status Cite this Fiundation Saint Paul: Edit this record Mark as duplicate Export citation Find it on Scholar Request removal from index Translate to english Revision history. I was not familiar with zt 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.

What matters first of all is the truth of the universal which is neither conceptual nor historical. Toward a Militant Pedagogy in the Name of Love: The contradiction of the automatism of difference would fail to fully pose a radical alternative.

Every alsin this event is declared and held with conviction, the believer forms a radical community that has no laws and is entirely subjective. Revolution, likewise, moves beyond itself in an act that serves to perpetuate what it is. It can only perpetuate itself in in-difference, in a difference that constantly seeks its own repetition as absolutely different and singular.

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