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Repeating Žižek ([sic] Series)

Repeating Žižek deals a major engagement with the tips and propositions of thinker Slavoj Žižek. frequently subjecting Žižek's paintings to a Žižekian research, this volume's participants give some thought to the chance (or impossibility) of formalizing Žižek's principles into an identifiable philosophical process. They study his interpretations of Hegel, Plato, and Lacan, define his debates with Badiou, and assessment the results of his research of politics and capitalism upon Marxist inspiration. different essays concentrate on Žižek's method of Christianity and Islam, his "sloppy" approach to interpreting texts, his relation to present advancements in neurobiology, and his theorization of animals. The e-book ends with an afterword by way of Žižek within which he analyzes Shakespeare's and Beckett's performs when it comes to the topic. The members don't achieve a consensus on defining a Žižekian university of philosophy—perhaps his idiosyncratic and sometimes heterogeneous rules easily withstand synthesis—but even of their repetition of Žižek, they bring whatever new and vital.Contributors. Henrik Jøker Bjerre, Bruno Bosteels, Agon Hamza, Brian Benjamin Hansen, Adrian Johnston, Katja Kolšek, Adam Kotsko, Catherine Malabou, Benjamin Noys, Geoff Pfeifer, Frank Ruda, Oxana Timofeeva, Samo Tomsic, Gabriel Tupinambá, Fabio Vighi, Gavin Walker, Sead Zimeri, Slavoj Žižek

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Plato there states “with­ out the single, it really is very unlikely to conceive of many. ”36 “If none of them is something [if multiplicity is inherently multiple], them all aren't any factor. ”37 For Badiou the complete query quantities to the prestige of this no-­thing. He states that “if the single isn't really, what happens within the position of the ‘many’ is the natural identify of the void, insofar because it on my own subsists as being. ”38 this is often to assert, that being is neither a number of (pure multiplicity is just the mode of presentation of being) nor one (as the single is an important opera­ tor of any constant presentation). 39 Being can basically be named as that that is unpresentable and will purely be inspiration by means of pondering what can't 50 Frank Ruda be thought—the identify emerges as an index of the anomaly. This identify offers being as being-­unpresentable. The void—“no thing”—as that which indexes this singular position is the identify of being. basically through considering what one can't imagine can one arrive at naming being. considering being for that reason depends upon the unthinkable changing into thinkable (as unthinkable) and this is often accurately why Parmenides is a treatise on eventality—for basically occasions generate a brand new thinkability of the unthinkable. basically in contrast history is one additionally capable of flip to the 1st a part of the discussion (inves­ tigating the idea that the only is), for the only is that which emerges as an influence of a paradoxical (self-­belonging) multiplicity (event) and will­ now not maintain itself except via being shaped into one (name). forty The unfavourable final result that there's no-­thing if there's no-­one leaves for Badiou just one answer: to contend that the only in ontology is an operation that generates structure(d presentation), which itself emerges as a result of an occasion, that's, as a result visual appeal of a rupture in ontology. One needs to be completely transparent right here: an occasion is rarely an occasion of being. The being of an occasion is a number of (it is a paradoxical multi­ plicity), yet being is itself now not evental. additionally there's not a primary (ur-­)event. Being easily should be (re)named if there are traditionally particular occasions in ontology (i. e. , within the discourse on being), that's, an occasion “opens a brand new entry to the genuine as such. ”41 it is because the latter a part of Parmenides for Badiou precedes the 1st; first it truly is that which can't come first, the concept of an occasion that then retroactively generates the nameabil­ ity of the genuine of ontology. simply from the idea that the single isn't, you'll derive that there's being, occasion, after which an operation of the count number (since there isn't any motion of being, being is unpresentable). Ba­ diou’s twist is to argue that conceiving of the only as counting and struc­ turing ­operation makes it attainable to nation that (1) concept wishes presen­ tation, that (2) any presentation will depend on the only, and that (3) thereby one could reflect on that that's counted as one retroactively as that on the way to were logically sooner than the count number. (The identify of being as results of the count number is posterior to and constitutive of an occasion.

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