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The Precariousness of Being and Thought in the Philosophies of Gilles Deleuze and Alain Badiou

Véronique Bergen

in Deleuze and Philosophy

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780748624799
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652396 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624799.003.0004
The Precariousness of Being and Thought in the Philosophies of Gilles Deleuze and Alain Badiou

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This chapter focuses on confrontation between the state of precariousness at the level of being and thought in Gilles Deleuze's vitalist ontology of the continuum and that of Alan Badiou's ontology of the multiple. It show how a philosophy based on the continuity between being and thought and a philosophy settling for the disjunction between thought and being situate precariousness according to different coordinates. It highlights the opposition between the image of thought enveloped inside being and a thought torn off the ontological inconsistency.

Keywords: precariousness; being; thought; Gilles Deleuze; Alan Badiou; ontology of the continuum; ontology of the multiple; ontological inconsistency

Chapter.  5503 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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