Re: [OPE] Alain Badiou, "Of Which Real is this Crisis the Spectacle?"

From: Paula <Paula_cerni@msn.com>
Date: Mon Nov 03 2008 - 01:12:40 EST

Dogan,

I agree with the first part of what you are saying, but regarding Badiou's question - what do you think? Does it help us in any way?

Paula

From: dogangoecmen@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2008 7:52 AM
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Subject: Re: [OPE] Alain Badiou, "Of Which Real is this Crisis the Spectacle?"

Paula,
your question goes without saying. But bear in mind what Marx said after having finished the first volume. I rephrise it: I would have not acted pratically if I did not finished it.
I used the concept of questioning in the sense of critique as used by Marx in the subtitle. In fact Badiou says too we have to change the world. Changing world requieres a lot of inpretation and consciously questioning.
In short I do not hold of dualist approaches either interpretation or change not much. But a more interesting question would have been: what has this general question Badiou is posing to do with all our particular questions in our research areas?
Cheers,
Do─čan

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From: Paula <Paula_cerni@msn.com>
To: Outline on Political Economy mailing list <ope@lists.csuchico.edu>
Sent: Sun, 2 Nov 2008 4:21
Subject: Re: [OPE] Alain Badiou, "Of Which Real is this Crisis the Spectacle?"

Dogan wrote: "A philosopher however, as Badiou is, must consider a more general question .... So the point Badiou is then making is we have to question the way we work and live."

To question it, or to change it?

What I find annoying about this metaphor is that it glosses over hard work and struggling lives - a 'spectacle' perhaps for the armchair philosopher, but real enough for most people.

Paula
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