We know that communism is the right hypothesis. All those who abandon this hypothesis immediately resign themselves to the market economy. The Communist Hypothesis has ratings and 42 reviews. Jonfaith said: The communist hypothesis is that a different collective organization is practicab. ALAIN BADIOU’S RECENT BOOK () is titled with the phrase promoted by his and Slavoj Žižek’s work for the last few years, “the communist.
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In fact, every example of a communist revolution has happened in an undeveloped country. I likely made the mistake of reading the introduction, which made no sense whatsoever and frequently diverted into the author quoting from an opera he wrote.
Badiou’s Maoist past means that he is unlikely to see the collapse of the Soviet Union as evidence of the failure of communism, because the structure of the Soviet Union and the equation communost the State communisr the Party is evidence of its departure from building communism there is an often unaccepted parallel between Maoist and Trotskyist analyses of the Soviet Union here although they tend to part company after this point.
The historical is a hyplthesis vantage point from which the emerging subject avoids the real, but can still glimpse the eternity of the Idea.
They are locked out, often literally so. In other words, a reasonably basic interpret that as you will historic knowledge is preferred if you don’t wish to flounder through paragraph after paragraph on events such as the Wahun incident et al. Nonetheless, the effort is worthwhile. The virtue of courage constructs itself through endurance within the impossible; time is its raw material.
A first consequence is the recognition that all belong to the same world as myself: The possessing classes far preferred the German Occupation to the fear which these disorders had provoked.
But the solution will be neither the formless, or multi-form, popular movement inspired by the intelligence of the multitude—as Negri and the alter-globalists believe—nor the renewed and democratized mass communist party, as some of the Trotskyists and Maoists hope. At any rate, read the text and decide for yourself. So philosophy can help us to explain why we engage in a revolutionary struggle to other people we meet at work or badiu a movement.
For the Commune demonstrated both the extraordinary energy of this combination of popular movement, working-class leadership and armed insurrection, and its limits: View all 3 comments. Very enjoyable and provocative read which serves as a useful introduction to Badiou’s political thought.
The Communist Hypothesis
The point we are seeking must be one that can connect to another order of time. There are three points I think apposite here. As Sarkozy put it: This book and, to some extent, his politics are written for those “in the know” – people who have already committed themselves to the path of revolutionary politics.
A multiple that is an object hypothhesis this situation – whose elements are indexed by the transcendental of this situation – is a site if it happens to count itself within the referential field of its own indexation. Badiou identifies the purpose of this slim book as defining the generic form taken by truth processes when they come up against the incompatibilities between the hypothesis of the given truth procedures with the social world in bdiou they are hypotyesis.
Since that time, I have gotten older, more read, more educated, and more aware.
Within I found it a mixture of all four, but I suppose philosophy sounds more exalted and can cover a wide space. A wide variety of comminist phenomena are reappearing: I needed a little more hand-holding than was available through the brief theoretical philosophy sections, but Badiou’s summarizations were enough to keep me on board and cimmunist to speed. Broadly, if I am not misinterpreting, Badiou is calling for a new Idea to counter the pervasive narrative of there being not alternative to representative democracy subordinate to free market capitalism.
Badiou sees this meaning in the paradigm and the dialectic,if you will,refering to the party-state model of organization and it’s alternatives.
Aug 27, Prc Cghln rated it it was ok.
That failure of the Idea leaves us with no choice, given the complex of the capitalist organization of production and the state parliamentary system. Jan 21, Greg Evans rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Rather, the election of Sarkozy appears to have struck a blow to the entire symbolic structuring of French political life: Another form of failure is when a broad front of progressive forces manage to make the ruling class tactically retreat, but whose forces are too loose to demand the seizure of power, such as happened in France during May of ghe I cannot agree with some of his summations particularly with badiu view of the GPCR and its consequences, thought ghe as it is and on his theory of “politics without parties”.
The Communist Hypothesis by Alain Badiou | : Books
In the first chapter he provides a thought provocative interpretation of what is commonly spread and believed to be the banal truth – baptized and perpetuated by,what Badiou calls,Capitalo-parlamentarian system the concept “Failure”. These chapters make for interesting reading and warrant several close readings if one wants to better understand his argument.
I would’ve also loved to have read beforehand Donny Gluckstein’s book on the Paris Commune as well, although Badiou’s analysis on the Commune was not as abstruse; and the same goes for May ‘ Parties, for Badiou’s generation, had to be moved beyond because they aspired to no more than control of the state apparatus, and state-ism was exactly what the workers and students of May of ’68 were trying to transcend. Between the end of the first sequence and the beginning of the second there was a forty-year interval during which the communist hypothesis was declared to be untenable: Which probably more than anything tells us all we need to know about the current state of the Communist Hypothesis.
At this point, the objection about cultural difference will be raised: Jul 23, Malcolm rated it really liked it Shelves: Badou’s conception of May ’68 not as the beginning but as the end is interesting, if somewhat underdeveloped.
Sep 23, Mohammadobia rated it liked it. A few particular points that I appreciated now follow. The private appropriation of massive fortunes and their transmission by inheritance will disappear.