Title

Humanism and anti-humanism in the philosophy of Alain Badiou

Keywords

Alain Badiou, Anti-Humanism, mathematical Ontology

Abstract

Alain Badiou, through a deliberately anti-humanist mathematical ontology, proposes a complex but philosophically compelling concept of personhood. Equating individual personhood with human animality, Badiou proposes a trans-personal theory of the subject, rooted in a robust account of truth and its relationship to novel events. This paper outlines Badiou's notion of personhood through a brief analysis of his philosophical beginnings, a summary of his mathematical ontology, and an engagement with his doctrine of subjectivity.

Original Publication Citation

Post-Critical Philosophy and Personalist Studies 9.1 (March 2012): 33–39.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2012-03-01

Publisher

Gale Academic Onefile

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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