Twenty Years Ago, Alain Badiou S First Manifesto For Philosophy Rose Up Against The All Pervasive Proclamation Of The End Of Philosophy In Lieu Of This Problematic Of The End, He Put Forward The Watchword One Step The Situation Has Considerably Changed Since Then Philosophy Was Threatened With Obliteration At The Time, Whereas Today It Finds Itself Under Threat For The Diametrically Opposed Reason It Is Endowed With An Excessive, Artificial Existence Philosophy Is Everywhere It Serves As A Trademark For Various Media Pundits It Livens Up Cafes And Health Clubs It Has Its Magazines And Its Gurus It Is Universally Called Upon, By Everything From Banks To Major State Commissions, To Pronounce On Ethics, Law And Duty In Essence, Philosophy Has Now Come To Stand For Nothing Other Than Its Most Ancient Enemy Conservative Ethics.Badiou S Second Manifesto Therefore Seeks To Demoralize Philosophy And To Separate It From All Those Philosophies That Are As Servile As They Are Ubiquitous It Demonstrates The Power Of Certain Eternal Truths To Illuminate Action And, As Such, To Transport Philosophy Far Beyond The Figure Of The Human And Its Rights There, Well Beyond All Moralism, In The Clear Expanse Of The Idea, Life Becomes Something Radically Other Than Survival.
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- 164 pages
- Second Manifesto for Philosophy
- Alain Badiou
- 24 June 2019 Alain Badiou