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Nagel’s Comparison and Contrasting of Philosophy and Mathematics

{Last revised May 31, 2017} Today’s post is one in a series, devoted for now to Thomas Nagel’s What Does It All Mean? A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy,* a series constituting the Introduction to Philosophy Initiative presented to the … Continue reading

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Reading Alain Badiou’s “Being and Event” 3: Badiou and the Thesis That Philosophy and Ontology are “Separate”

0. I devoted my August 1, 2013, post on Badiou, “Badiou and the Thesis That Philosophy Is Not Mathematics,” to an analysis of the following passage from Being and Event (p. 3): The initial thesis of my enterprise—on the basis of … Continue reading

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Reading Alain Badiou’s “Being and Event” 2: Badiou and the Thesis That Philosophy Is Not Mathematics

0. In my previous post, “Reading Alain Badiou’s “Being and Event”: An Introduction (Or Perhaps Not),” I began the task of cautiously determining, as best I could, just what the theses constituting the philosophy of Alain Badiou might be, a task … Continue reading

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Reading Alain Badiou’s “Being and Event” 1: An Introduction (Or Perhaps Not)

0. I have begun reading Alain Badiou, Being and Event, translated by Oliver Feltham (London and New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2005). One reason for my doing so is that, even though I earned a doctorate from (or at … Continue reading

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