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Seizing truths: art, politics, law

Stramignoni, Igor (2010) Seizing truths: art, politics, law. LSE law, society and economy working papers, 14-2010 . Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

The work of French philosopher Alain Badiou has been described as the most powerful alternative yet conceived in France to the various forms of postmodernism that arose after the collapse of the Marxist project. Art interests Badiou in its own right but also as both that which, in the twentieth century, eclipsed philosophy and as that which today philosophy, increasingly de-sutured from art, must imitate in order to make clear that there are truths after all. Badiou conceives of law, on the other hand, as part and parcel of a specific political machine that must continuously perform certain problematic exclusions if it is to keep the fiction of parliamentary democracy together. So how is the relationship between art and law, between the poet and the city, in Badiou’s oeuvre?

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/law/wps/index.htm
Additional Information: © 2010 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Departments > Law
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 14-2010
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2011 10:34
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/32894/

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