An Aesthetic of Truth

Alex Ling

in Badiou and Cinema

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780748641130
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652631 | DOI:
An Aesthetic of Truth

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This chapter focuses on the radical side of Alain Badiou's philosophy, particularly his concepts of event, subject and truth. It analyses Larry and Andy Wachowski's 1999 film The Matrix as a text that updates or re-news Plato's allegory of the cave to present a mass audience with what the author calls an aesthetic of truth. The chapter attempts to undo and extend Badiou's Platonic argument by demonstrating how the film accords less with Plato's philosophy than with Badiou's.

Keywords: Alain Badiou; subject; truth; Matrix; Larry Wachowski; Andy Wachowski; Plato; aesthetic of truth

Chapter.  9648 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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