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Modification, Change, Event

Alain Badiou and Ontology of Historicity

Jiří Růžička

Jiří Růžička (*1979), Research fellow at the Department for the Study of Modern Czech Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic , zorz79@yahoo.com       Other contributions by the same author

This contribution focuses on those parts of Alain Badiou’s ontology and phenomenology which inspire reflection on the nature and the very possibility of historicity as such. Emphasis is on Badiou’s concept of event, its various forms, and consideration of conditions under which events can take place. Analysis of these issues within the context of Marxist tradition of historical materialism is seen as a precondition of re-conceptualisation of philosophy of history in its classical, Kantian and Hegelian guise.

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