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Counter-Actualisation and the Method of Intuition

Bela Egyed

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/9780748624799.003.0005
Counter-Actualisation and the Method of Intuition

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This chapter examines Gilles Deleuze's counter-attack against Alan Badiou's criticism on his concept of multiplicity contained in his What is Philosophy? It discusses Deleuze's opinion that the central philosophical concept of Badiou's L'être et l'évènement (EE) floats in an empty transcendence between a set theoretical ontology and the concrete generic function. It explores the implications that Badiou's mathematical ontology has for his theory of the event and highlights the difficulty of getting a clear idea of how Badiou sees the relation between being and event.

Keywords: multiplicity; Gilles Deleuze; Alan Badiou; What is Philosophy?; L'être et l'évènement; mathematical ontology; being; event

Chapter.  5101 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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