Badiou reading group
Time: Thursdays, 13.00 - 15.00
Location: Basement room 509, Philosophy Building
Convenor: Joe Taylor
We will be reading Badiou's magnum opus, 'Being and Event'; no prior knowledge is needed and all abilities and levels are welcome.
If you are interested in broadening your philosophic horizons, and reading something very current, or if you are a closet Badiouian, please do come along.
Here is a very tiny synopsis I found:
"As is implied in the title of the book, two elements mark the thesis of Being and Event: the place of ontology, or ‘the science of being qua being’ (being in itself), and the place of the event ”which is seen as a rupture in ontology” through which the subject finds his or her realization and reconciliation with truth. This situation of being and the rupture which characterizes the event are thought in terms of set theory, and specifically Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory (with the axiom of choice), to which Badiou accords a fundamental role in a manner quite distinct from the majority of either mathematicians or philosophers."