Badiou’s thought has taken a new turn in his ongoing seminar on THE IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS,.

In the preamble to the first class for this academic year Badiou gives a brief autobiographical overview couched in terms of his philosophical system. He divides his life into four periods:

1) Childhood (1937-1953) Badiou has nothing to say here: “we are not going to get into an auto-analysis, or anything at all like one”. Analysis has to do with the truth condition of love, and Badiou does not want to explore the Oedipal “simplicities” of early love. Perhaps he has come to accept Deleuze and Guattari’s idea that Oedipus throws the mask of ifinitude on the infinity of desire. Moreover, Badiou is talking here as a systematic philosopher, and so no “Confessions” in the style of anti-philosophy are proposed.

2) Youth (1953-1968). Here Badiou is more forthcoming. He mobilises his theory of the…

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Introducing the Capital Study Guide!

The Leftist Study Guide Project

It is finally here, yes, the study guide towards the first volume of Karl Marx’s Capital! Through much effort the first draft has been made available to you for free. That is right, you have all of the radical theories of Marx at your finger tips for the cost of nothing. Wonderful ain’t it? Never again will you be bored. Of course, all good things are flawed. The flaw here is that you may spend too much time probing this guide’s depths ruthlessly criticizing mistakes. But hey, better than being bored, right? Anywho, to get to the point I have made the process of reading easier by compiling a list of links to each of the volume’s sections. Get at it and enjoy!

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Capital by Karl Marx

(Study Guide by RevLeft member TheGodlessUtopian)

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