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Fractal Ontology: Classes, Masses, Nomads: the State of the Political Situation in Badiou and Deleuze: "0.8.07 Classes, Masses, Nomads: the State of the Political Situation in Badiou and Deleuze “Our quarrel can be formulated in a number of ways. We could approach it by way of some novel questions such as, for example: how is it that, for Deleuze, politics is not an autonomous form of thought, a singular section of chaos, one that differs from art, science and philosophy? This point alone bears witness to our divergence, and there is a sense in which everything can be said to follow from it.” --Alain Badiou “Freedom, and by the way, what Freedom? ‘Subject-group,’ Freedom as Subject. Deleuze and Guattari don’t hide this much: return to Kant, here’s what they came up with to exorcise the Hegelian ghost.” --Alain Badiou “To call out to justice--justice does not exist, and human rights do not exists. What counts is jurisprudence: that is the invention of rights, invention of law. So those who are content to remind us of human rights, and recite lists of human rights--they are idiots... It’s the matter of a situation, and a situation that evolves. And fighting for freedom, really, is doing jurisprudence.” --Gilles Deleuze “It definitely ma"
Posted by Clifford Duffy at 8/27/2007