To the End: Exposing the Absolute

Frank Ruda (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    This article reconstructs Badiou’s oeuvre from the vantage point of the last volume of his Being and Event trilogy. It determines the perspective and task of The Immanence of Truths and demonstrates in what way an “absolute ontology” is the result of an act of forcing that serves as the measure for a truth’s truthness. This allows to argue that Badiou’s is and always was a philosophy of freedom.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)311-340
    Number of pages30
    JournalFilozofski Vestnik
    Issue number2
    Early online date31 Dec 2020
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020


    • absolute
    • appearance
    • Badiou
    • Being
    • forcing
    • freedom
    • truth(s)

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Religious studies


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