Re: [OPE-L] Albritton on Marx's value theory and subjectivity

From: Rakesh Bhandari (bhandari@BERKELEY.EDU)
Date: Fri Apr 07 2006 - 15:14:29 EDT

On the question of subjectivity there is much present interest in
Alain Badiou's
theory of subjectivization in terms of fidelity to an event. His
subject is strange but
intriguing mixture of a Leninist-Maoist militant and an evangelist in
the Pauline sense,
and the theory is then grounded in a mathematical ontology derived
from set theory!
Badiou was a student of Sartre, then a proponent of Althusser, and
then an exponent of the Cultural Revolution turn against
Althusserianism.  But Badiou's
subject is not the same subject which Albritton is attempting to
recover from the juridical
fiction which passes for subjectivity. And there may still be more to
be said about
the Pashukanis/Althusser skepticism of the subject.
Yours, Rakesh

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