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The MomentTime and Rupture in Modern Thought$
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Heidrun Friese

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780853239567

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846314179

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On Alain Badiou

On Alain Badiou

(p.91) Chapter 5 On Alain Badiou
The Moment

Simon Critchley

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This chapter contains a reflection by Simon Critchley regarding how Alain Badiou views ethical experience and what can be said by a subject who has experience in his work. This chapter aims to answer a query about his views and his works through understanding Badiou. Cricthley defines the structure of the ethical experience and ethical subject using theories from Kant and Heidegger. Ethical experience is the approval of a demand, a demand that requires approval, and ethical subject is a priori equal to the demand that is placed on it. The reflection continues to relate the structure of ethical experience into three applications using theories from Levinas, Lacan and Badiou. Furthermore, it connects the place of ethics and the logic of the event in Badiou's system.

Keywords:   Badiou, ethical experience, ethical subject, Kant, Heidegger, Levinas, Lacan, Badiou's system

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