File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0111, message 9

Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2001 19:59:37 +0000
Subject: Re: Why Badiou?


More on why Badiou:

 From Giorgio Agamben's  Notes on Politics:

"... The great transformation contituting the final stage of the 
state-form is thus taking place before our eyes: this is the 
transformation that is driving the kingdoms of the earth (republics and 
monarchies, tyrannies and democracies, federations and nation states) 
one after the other to ward the state of the integrated spectacle 
(Debord) and towards 'capitalist parlimentarism' (Badiou)... In the same 
way that the great transformations of the first industrial revolution 
destroyed the social and industrial structures as well as the legal 
categories of the ancien regime, terms such as soverignty, right, 
nation, people, democracy.... by now refer to a reality that no longer 
has anything to do with what those concepts used to designate - all 
those who use these concepts uncritially literally do not know what they 
are talking about...." (1992)

The critique of the post-modern and the progressive positions and the 
synthesis proposed 'the coming thought'  are worth thinking... in the 
contexts we have been playing (Glen) with



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