Meeting 5 – The Transcendental (II)

  18:28:41 From Gabriel Tupinambá To Renzo Comolatti(privately) : ó, qualquer dúvida, pode falar, tanto aqui quanto por audio, viu? 18:30:47 From matheushmf : in a way, the transcendentals seem to be the generative mechanisms, though i haven’t found some theory of the generation of transcendentals 18:31:15 From Renzo Comolatti To Gabriel Tupinambá(privately) : Ah, […]

Signifying Surfaces, by Paulo Marcos Rona

Note: in 2012, the psychoanalyst Paulo Marcos Rona published a book called “The signifier, the set and the number: topology in the psychoanalysis of Jacques Lacan”. It is a highly original engagement with Lacan’s formalisms through Badiou’s theoretical framework — which has gone undeservedly unnoticed. This is the draft of a translation from a long […]

Meeting 4 – The Transcendental

      18:30:54 From drmartinerosenberg : It seems that you are talking about multiplicities in terms of Newtonian/Leibnizian grid, in the sense that you are reducing phase space to calculus. If you want to talk about a set of sets as all possible worlds, with reference to objects, without seeing that the algebra involved […]

Note 2 on Meeting 3

In our last meeting, we concluded our debate by mentioning that there is a different way to relate Badiou’s work to Hegel’s than the one Badiou himself proposes: rather than connecting Being and Event to the Phenomenology and Logics of Worlds to Science of Logic, it rather makes more sense to relate each of the three books of […]

Note 3 of Meeting 2

I would like to sketch, very briefly, a couple of different arguments for the existence of multiple and distinct generic procedures, and for why we know four of them today. It is worth noting that a first approach to most of these ideas can be found on a previous session of the STP. 1) Pragmatic […]

Note 1 of Meeting 3

The Kantian transcendental subject serves to anchor phenomena as that which is synthesized, that is, it presupposes that phenomenal reality is the outcome of a continual process, called by Kant the “transcendental unity of apperception”. Badiou will contrast his notion of transcendental with Kant’s later in Section 2 of Book III, but at this point […]

Meeting 3 – The Transcendental

  19:50:09 From J-p Caron : chat is silent today 19:50:59 From matheushmf : i was silently laughing here from the quote hahahaha 19:51:07 From Gabriel Tupinambá : hehe 19:58:48 From Ege Çoban : this way of framing it is quite helpful actually 20:12:29 From Ege Çoban : Does anyone know if Badiou talks about […]

Note 2 of Meeting 2

The following is an an application of Badiou’s formalism of the subject to electoral politics in the United States. We assign to π (the present) the sequence beginning with the 2008 financial crisis, including the 2015-2016 campaign of Bernie Sanders, up until his second electoral defeat in the Democratic Primary (April 2020). This sequence can […]

Note 1 on Meeting 2

  During the meeting on the formal theory of the Subject, two questions were raised that are very important: 1- The internal composition of the Subject that holds a truth. What is this Subject’s internal structure / articulation, which is not to be confused with the individual subjects  of democratic materialism, what kind of relationships […]