Alain Badiou, Philosophy as Creative Repetition, Second Manifesto for Philosophy

Minor note on Alain Badiou’s Second Manifesto

Having a hard, but pleasant time writing a review of Alain Badiou’s Second Manifesto. While reading I was increasingly struck by the fact that Badiou (‘dares to’) call(s) it a Manifesto at all; it is really a provocative excerpt of Logics of Worlds, too dense and complex to count as a slogan or proclamation. But – and this thought kept on creeping in the back of my head – perhaps this is exactly what he’s after; writing a manifesto that claims to separate philosophy from opinion, thereby deeming its unfaithful opponents to be part of the latter.
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