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To what question is the Badiouan notion of the subject an answer? On the dialectical elaboration of the concept in his early work

(2017) PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM. 43(1). p.96-120
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Alain Badiou’s elaboration of a subject faithful to an event is commonly known today in the academic world and beyond. However, his first systematic account of the subject (Théorie du Sujet) was already published in 1982 and did not mention the ‘event’ at all. Therefore, this article aims at tracing back both the structural and the historical conditions that directed Badiou’s elaboration of the subject in the early work up until the publication of L’Être et l’Événément in 1988. On the one hand, it investigates to what extent the (early) Badiouan subject can be considered an exceptional product of the formalist project of the Cahiers pour l’Analyse as instigated by psychoanalytical discourse (Lacan) and a certain Marxist discourse (Althusser) insofar as both were centered upon a theory of the subject. On the other hand, this article examines the radical political implications of this subject insofar as Badiou has directed his philosophical aims towards the political field as a direct consequence of the events of May ’68.
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subjectivity, psychoanalysis, post-Marxism, formalism, Continental philosophy

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Persijn, Jan-Jasper. “To What Question Is the Badiouan Notion of the Subject an Answer? On the Dialectical Elaboration of the Concept in His Early Work.” PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM 43.1 (2017): 96–120. Print.
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Persijn, J.-J. (2017). To what question is the Badiouan notion of the subject an answer? On the dialectical elaboration of the concept in his early work. PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM, 43(1), 96–120.
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Persijn, Jan-Jasper. 2017. “To What Question Is the Badiouan Notion of the Subject an Answer? On the Dialectical Elaboration of the Concept in His Early Work.” Philosophy & Social Criticism 43 (1): 96–120.
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Persijn, Jan-Jasper. 2017. “To What Question Is the Badiouan Notion of the Subject an Answer? On the Dialectical Elaboration of the Concept in His Early Work.” Philosophy & Social Criticism 43 (1): 96–120.
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Persijn J-J. To what question is the Badiouan notion of the subject an answer? On the dialectical elaboration of the concept in his early work. PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM. 2017;43(1):96–120.
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J.-J. Persijn, “To what question is the Badiouan notion of the subject an answer? On the dialectical elaboration of the concept in his early work,” PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 96–120, 2017.
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  author       = {Persijn, Jan-Jasper},
  issn         = {0191-4537},
  journal      = {PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM},
  keywords     = {subjectivity,psychoanalysis,post-Marxism,formalism,Continental philosophy},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {96--120},
  title        = {To what question is the Badiouan notion of the subject an answer? On the dialectical elaboration of the concept in his early work},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0191453715595457},
  volume       = {43},
  year         = {2017},
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