Badiou Reads Mallarmé

Jean-Jacques Lecercle

in Badiou and Deleuze Read Literature

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780748638000
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652648 | DOI:
Badiou Reads Mallarmé

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This chapter examines Alain Badiou's reading of the works of Stéphane Mallarmé. It explains that in the very first pages of Logic of Worlds, Badiou called Mallarmé his master and claimed that his first philosophical proposition was formulated in Mallarmean style. The chapter discusses the reasons behind Badiou's interest in Mallarmé and evaluates Mallarmé's influence on the philosophical style of Badiou.

Keywords: Alain Badiou; Stéphane Mallarmé; Logic of Worlds; philosophical proposition; Mallarmean style; philosophical style

Chapter.  11503 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy

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