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Dossier: The Greek Symptom: Debt, Crisis and the Crisis of the Left


by / RP 181 (Sept/Oct 2013) / Article, Dossier, The Greek Symptom

We have, in this conference, discussed all of the crucial aspects of the situation in Europe and especially in Greece. We have, of course, analysed the great historical structures at stake: the particularly aggressive global politics of contemporary capitalism, the complicit weakness of the various states, and the reactive role played by Europe as it …


The Autonomy of the Aesthetic Process

With introduction by Bruno Bosteels
by / RP 178 (Mar/Apr 2013) / Article

After achieving considerable critical acclaim with Almageste and Portulans – two avant-garde novels that promptly caught the attention of his long-time intellectual model Jean-Paul Sartre – Alain Badiou published ‘The Autonomy of the Aesthetic Process’, his first work as a philosopher.1 Written in 1965 as part of a seminar presented under the aegis of his …


Democratic materialism and the materialist dialectic

by / RP 130 (Mar/Apr 2005) / Article


Philosophy and politics

by / RP 096 (Jul/Aug 1999) / Article