Journal of Badiou Studies (General Editors: Michael J. Kelly and Arthur James Rose) is a multilingual, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the philosophy and thought of, and surrounding, the philosopher, playwright, novelist, and poet Alain Badiou. Badiou Studies is dedicated to original, critical and challenging arguments that directly engage with the conditions and circumstances of Badiou’s thought. We aim to identify pertinent intellectual discourses, ideas, historiographies, and concepts, and seek articles that situate these theories within emerging events in politics, science, art and love. Badiou Studies is especially concerned with maintaining a fidelity to Badiou’s thinking without collapsing into hagiography or celebrity fetishism. This is why we encourage works that actively critique Badiou’s philosophy and his currency as an established philosophical figure. Badiou himself embraces this approach and serves on the journal’s Advisory Board.
Alain Badiou’s small book on ethics (Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil) remains one of the most important points of entry into Badiou’s thought, since it is not only widely read across disciplines but is also one of the most widely translated of all of his works. This issue of Badiou Studies (Vol. 3) draws together scholarly responses and criticisms to Badiou’s ethics. Sometimes in agreement, sometimes in violent opposition, always faithful to the imperative to keep thought going.
TABLE OF CONTENTS //
INVITED PAPERS // The Body of Structural Dialectic: Badiou, Lacan, and the ‘Human Animal,’ by Lorenzo Chiesa — Dall’evento al sintomo: Badiou e l’ontologia lacaniana, by Fabio Vighi
CONDITIONS // Un’ontologia della rivoluzione: Badiou con (Deleuze, Lacan), by Andrea Bardin, Sandro Pellarin, and Diego Vicenzutto — Etica e filosofia in Badiou, by Pierpaolo Cesaroni — Etica del Reale: Kant e Badiou, by Luigi Francesco Clemente — Tra Etica e Politica: Riflessioni intorno ad alcuni scritti di Badiou, by Nicolò Fazioni — Dialettica in-umana: Badiou lettore di Hegel, by Giovanni Maria Mascaretti
CIRCUMSTANCES // Refuse Become Subject: The Educational Ethic of Saint Paul, by A.J. Bartlett — “Keep Going!” Cinema and Badiou’s Ethics of Truths, by Michelle Kelley — Badiou’s Ethics and Free Software Revolution, by Katarina Peovic Vukovic — Badiou’s Ethics: Another Form of Ideal Theory, by Guilherme Vasconcelos Vilaça
BOOK REVIEWS // Review of Alain Badiou, Cinema (2013), by Alan O’Leary — On: “Démocratie, dans qual Etat?” by Federico Simonetti