Badiou's Being and Event and the Mathematics of Set Theory by Burhanuddin Baki

By Burhanuddin Baki

Alain Badiou's Being and Event keeps to affect philosophical investigations into the query of Being. through exploring the primary function set thought performs during this influential paintings, Burhanuddin Baki provides the 1st prolonged research of Badiou's use of arithmetic in Being and Event.

Adopting a transparent, basic process, Baki gathers jointly and explains the technical information of the suitable high-level arithmetic in Being and occasion. He examines Badiou's philosophical framework in shut aspect, exhibiting precisely the way it is 'conditioned' by means of the technical arithmetic. Clarifying the correct info of Badiou's arithmetic, Baki seems to be on the 4 middle subject matters Badiou employs from set thought: the formal axiomatic method of ZFC; cardinal and ordinal numbers; Kurt Gödel's inspiration of constructability; and Cohen's means of forcing. Baki then rebuilds Badiou's philosophical meditations with regards to their conditioning by means of the maths, paying specific cognizance to Cohen's forcing, which informs Badiou's research of the development.

Providing important insights into Badiou's philosophy of arithmetic, Badiou's Being and occasion and the maths of Set Theory bargains an outstanding statement and a brand new analyzing of Badiou's most complicated and significant work.

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