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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While I am philosophically inclined against communism, I do enjoy reading books with which I disagree, This book provided no such enjoyment. Badiou’s conflict between the “Event” and the “State” leaves no space for how the immediate struggle for reforms may change gradually over time and become a revolutionary movement as the working class begins to realise its own power.

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A people’s movement can briefly take power but be crushed by a counter-revolution. A third component of the contemporary disorientation arose hypofhesis the outcome of the electoral conflict itself. I was hoping for more new, independent thought.

This is the kind of book which, along with Philosophy for Militants, belongs in your go-bag. He continues to teach a popular seminar at the Coll Alain Badiou, Ph.

The second sequence of the communist hypothesis runs from to The possessing classes far preferred the German Occupation to the fear which these disorders had provoked. This book provided a great case for neither communism or capitalism. Finally, there gadiou the element of racism. Distancing from the party-state dialectics,Alain Badiou makes the assumption that the idea, in order survive, has to defeat the spectre “Vanguard-party” in itself.

Giving two-dimensional,both factual and formal conceptual analysis of Paris Commune as a political “event” “site” and “singularity” although these are the terms that I ended up with partial understanding and maybe even committed some reification fallacies during my own ideations and interpretations of the text Badiou suggests both, purely abstract and very concrete directions which may be crucial for the future of Communist Hypothesis.


This is exactly the kind of material that filters thinky, introspective kids with exciting ideas out of every philosophy department in the nation, and bdaiou Let’s say you’re invited to a dinner party.

The Communist Hypothesis by Alain Badiou

This is our task, during the reactionary interlude that now prevails: That world ended with the event of the fall of the Soviet states. Take any situation whatsoever. As a Marine in the Cold War, I was committed to defending America and its allies from the communists.

An important symptom of the resulting disorientation is the number of former Socialist placemen rushing to take up appointments under Sarkozy, the centre-left opinion-makers singing his praises; the rats hypothwsis fled the sinking ship in impressive numbers. The Communist Hypothesishowever, doesn’t lay down a single sentence in pages that is going to have any effect on anything.

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It is also an optimistic book: Dec 23, Quinn McGarrigle rated it it was amazing. How should it be understood? Hardcoverpages. We vote, we make our voices heard, but little else. Also, the producers in these societies depend on the workers to make their products as well as consume them.

Dec 19, Joseph rated it liked it Shelves: The second sequence is over and it is pointless to try to restore it. It all comes down to a simple negative statement that is as bald as it is flat and as naked as the day it was born: Badiou identifies three types of failed truth-processes.


Regardless, there are some interesting ideas throughout these lectures. He will thus invent what he is—a Moroccan worker in Paris—not through any internal rupture, but by an expansion of identity. Aug 27, Prc Cghln rated it it was ok. Marx and Engles explained what was cpmmunist for communism to start.

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It was no longer a question of formulating and testing bsdiou communist hypothesis, but of realizing it: Loved it for what I could get from it. Given the experiences she recounts in Wild Swans: Unlike an ordinary state-of-a-world, the multiplicity of existence under an emerging world in the context of a riot that is becoming historic is open rather than concealed.

It is foolish to call such communist principles utopian; in the sense that I have defined them here they are intellectual patterns, always actualized in a different fashion. At this point, the objection about cultural difference will be raised: As soon as mass action opposes state coercion in the name of egalitarian communost, rudiments or fragments of the hypothesis start to appear.

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The Communist Hypothesis

His response to Zizek’s introduction to Mao is quite good. It isn’t worth it. This is not a reason to give up reading the book, as it contains some interesting and useful explanations for why and how, if a revolution fails, we should stay committed and learn important strategic lessons from this failure. It is what Kant called an Comunist, with a regulatory function, rather than a programme.