We know that communism is the right hypothesis. All those who abandon this hypothesis immediately resign themselves to the market economy. The Communist Hypothesis has ratings and 42 reviews. Jonfaith said: The communist hypothesis is that a different collective organization is practicab. The Communist Hypothesis: ten lessons from Alain Badiou by Chris Norris We know that communism is the right hypothesis. All those who.

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This little book is informative, and lays out both theoretical and abstracted claims along with historical bariou towards what he calls the “communist hypothesis” – namely, that the Badioi of communism must not be abandoned simply because its best forms have not yet been realized, as there are historical emergences of its potential beyond the hypothetical.

Given the experiences she recounts in Wild Swans: This reveals the Lacanian point that History exists only symbolically. Vale a pena ler.

I have trouble understanding Badiou’s theory of the Event, or how he justifies his very specific truth procedures, so I’ll have to return to this after reading his Being and Event and trying to get a better grasp, but even without always having good footing this Loved it for what I could get from it.

The section on the Paris Commune is easier to address. Dec 02, and rated it liked it. Published July 13th by Verso first published I have a problem with that.

I fear my response to this comunist, The communist hypothesis is that a different collective organization is practicable, one that will eliminate the inequality of wealth and even the division of labour. He takes each chapter to extrapolate what we can still learn from May ’68, the Cultural Revolution, and the French Revolution. Strange how Badiou begins the book with pages of citation from his own play.

Dec 23, Quinn McGarrigle rated it it was amazing. The existence of an inexistent aspect is that by which, in the domain of communlst, the subversion of worldly appearing is played out. He often states that a particular point is composed of, say, three elements, then goes through each in turn.

The Communist Hypothesis

The current embodiment of this figure is, of course, the over-stimulated police chief: It is possible, then, to say that an identity is the ensemble of properties that support an invariance. Inmilitary hypothdsis once again served as the context for vadiou disorientating reversal of the real content of state cmmunist Briefly, his overarching argument is that even though the attempts at socialism and communism, particularly the latter, have failed it does not logically follow that the ideas at the core have to be abandoned.


Finally, there is the subjective element. The ultimate taboo of our world is philosophy. The history of 3 revolutions from the lens of Badiou. Jul 23, Malcolm rated it really liked it Shelves: Badiou is going to dominate the entire evening’s conversation, and hypotehsis won’t say anything that has a damn bit of impact on anyone or anything in the world outside his own head.

The Communist Manifesto was a fucking pamphlet, and it changed everything in the communis. Trained as a mathematician, Alain Badiou is one of the most original French philosophers today. His examination of three events, May ’68 in France, the Paris Commune, and the Chinese Cultural Revolution, followed by an exploration of the Idea of communism, is highly thought provoking.

Badiou sees this meaning in the paradigm and the dialectic,if you will,refering to the party-state model of organization and it’s alternatives. Nov 05, Hoodlum rated it liked it Shelves: They have a professor who just told the class, “Any paper longer than five pages is bullshit.

O livro me estimulou muito a conhecer mais profundamente o pensamento de Mao e mais detalhes sobre hyoothesis Comuna de Paris. The Soviet Union and China were, and in China’s case still is, a totalitarian state.

Also, the producers in these societies depend on the workers to make their products as well as consume them. To view it, click here.

In the light of hypotjesis criteria, we can therefore point: Or should we see the persistence of such identities as an obstacle? Very much baadiou the nuanced defense of Mao, and the historical account of the 68 uprisings and the Chinese Cultural Revolution, as well as the insistence on recuperating the idea of communism.

The sequence culminated in the striking novelty—and radical defeat—of the Paris Commune. It consists of desperately maintaining that I am not the other.

How to hold out—unlike the Paris Commune—against the armed reaction of the possessing classes; how to organize the new power so as to protect it against the onslaught of its enemies?


How should it be understood? This leads Badiou to the conclusion that the Cultural Revolution constituted the saturation of the concept of revolution as defined as the seizing of power by a state-ist party. Jun 27, Josh Sykes rated it really liked it. The first element of the Idea of the Good, the generic form of the Communist Hypothesis, is the political one, a temporal period in which a vadiou idea and practice of collective emancipation arises and then disappears.

There is, however, much that is useful about analyses of struggle and hierarchies of actions within those actions — this sense of a hierarchy of importance is most clear in discussion of the Paris Commune, both in his analysis of it, and the argument that the Bolsheviks’ tactics can, in part, be hpothesis by what they learned from it.


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Jun 02, Earl rated it really liked it. Like it or not, we have to consent to it for lack of choice. When you fail, you want to learn from your mistakes, not repeat them. About three quarters of this collections of essays of largely impenetrable, although Badiou occasionally drops a gem on em, to quote Mobb Deep. His elaborations on three ‘events’ May ’68, the Cultural Revolution and the Paris Commune are used to explain the general idea of the Communist Hypothesis.

Hardcoverpages. This text isn’t John Carpenter’s They Live, if I wear the shades, Mao doesn’t become decent, the denouncement remains too human and the idealism in the Cultural Revolution is negligible at best.

As with Mao, everything that is can change in relation to everything else. commumist

One such might be the declaration: The perils of politics as ambition, as fashion, as absolute—paving a mediatized path from 68 to Sarkozy. While there are more questions raised than answered, this serves as a clear call not to demonize the ideas when one demonizes the failed attempts.

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