Alain Badiou: Between Theology and Anti-theology

Alain Badiou: Between Theology and Anti-theology

Hollis D. Phelps IV


This dissertation interrogates the connection among the philosophy of Alain Badiou and
Christian theology. extra particularly, the argument of this dissertation is that Badiou’s
philosophy, regardless of its professed atheism, is still conditioned by means of Christian theological
concepts and the formal parts of Christian eschatology. for that reason, it's attainable to
read Badiou’s philosophy as located someplace among theology and anti-theology. To
make this declare, this dissertation is split into 5 chapters. bankruptcy 1 reads Badiou’s
philosophy as based round the subject matter of the demise of God, which he is aware in a
threefold feel because the dying of the God of faith, the God of metaphysics, and the God of
the poem. bankruptcy 2 translates the most parts of Badiou’s ontology—the identity
of arithmetic and ontology, the multiple-without-one, the void, and the infinite—as an
anti-theology. bankruptcy three examines intimately the formal facets of Badiou’s concept of fact
and the topic, together with the kinds concerning the latter. bankruptcy four discusses the reality
procedures of technology, paintings, love, and politics as stipulations for philosophy, the interrelation
among them, and the jobs that sophism and anti-philosophy play within the development of
philosophy. at the foundation of the floor lined within the first 4 chapters, bankruptcy five isolates
a theological aspect that coincides with anti-philosophy on the middle of Badiou’s
philosophy, and argues that this aspect is, in flip, dependent by means of a formalized eschatology.

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