The journal Badiou Studies is a multi-lingual, peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the philosophy and thought of, and surrounding, the philosopher, playwright, novelist and poet Alain Badiou. Badiou Studies is dedicated to original, critical and challenging arguments that directly engage with the conditions and circumstances of Badiou’s thought. We aim to identify pertinent intellectual discourses, ideas, historiographies and concepts, and seek articles that situate these theories within emerging events in politics, science, art and love. Book reviews and reports of related activities are also warmly welcome.
Badiou Studies is especially concerned with maintaining a fidelity to Badiou's thinking without collapsing into hagiography or celebrity fetishism. This is why we encourage works that actively critique Badiou's philosophy and his currency as an established philosophical figure. This engaging approach is warmly embraced by Badiou himself, a member of our board of editors. Our board comprises international scholars who are representative of our pioneering approach to research in the field, which is both radical and widely interdisciplinary. In this, we share similar aspirations to our partner the International Journal of Žižek Studies.
The aim of Badiou Studies is to develop a clear and transparent site for scholars interested in Badiou’s ideas to come together, share research and engage in productive dialogue. In keeping with this aim, we publish articles in multiple languages. We believe that the unification of academic and intellectual activity into one ‘lingua franca’ is counter-productive to originality and true representations of the local. In addition, we are open to non-traditional forms of expression, beyond the typical article format.
Badiou Studies publishes twice a year. Please see the current call for paper on Badiou’s Ethics.
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Access & Use
IJBS is an open access journal. This means that all IJBS content is available to any reader or institution without cost or subscription. The journal does, however, incorporate a registration option. Because IJBS employs an online submission, review, and tracking system, registration is required of all authors submitting work for consideration for publication. In addition, readers are encouraged (but not required) to register. Such registration will result in the reader receiving the Table of Contents by email for each new issue of the journal. This list will also allow the journal to claim a certain level of support or readership. In all cases, registration information will only be used for the purpose of IJBS business. Author and reader information will not be traded, sold, or otherwise distributed. Please see the journal's Privacy Statement which assures readers that their name and email address will not be used for any other purposes.
Translation Initiative Non-English language content will be provided as an important part of IJBS's aim to be a meaningfully international journal. We aim not only to publish articles originating in languages other than English but also to translate journal content into as many languages as is practical. For this reason any interested groups or individuals willing to help in this translation initiative are cordially invited to contact the editor. All contributions will be fully acknowledged and accredited in IJBS.
|Call for Papers for the next volume of Badiou Studies, to be on Ethics.|
New publication date
Dear readers of IJBS,
We the editors have decided to publish the next edition of IJBS in June 2013. The reason for this change in publication format is twofold. First, there is much happening in Badiou studies this Spring and we want to produce an edition that will be able to capture and engage properly that activity. Second, in December we'll be publishing an Italian edition of IJBS, and we are hoping that the publication of a non-English version in December will become an annual tradition.
Thank you all for your support, and please let us know if you have suggestions, questions or of course, complaints.
|The second issue of The International Journal of Badiou Studies will be dedicated to the dialectic. The editors are soliciting papers that interrogate the dialectic in Badiou’s thought and the implications of this thinking to disciplines across the humanities and the sciences.|
Vol 2, No 1 (2013): The Dialectic
You could almost say my entire enterprise is one giant confrontation [démêlé] with the dialectic.
- Alain Badiou
Table of Contents
|Affirmative Dialectics: from Logic to Anthropology|
|Alain Badiou||1 - 13|
|Double interwining of opposites in Alain Badiou’s dialectical theory of the subject|
|Wenceslao García Puchades||14 - 37|
|Badiou’s Materialist Reinvention of the Kantian Subject|
|Andrew Ryder||38 - 59|
|Towards a Materialist Rationalism: Plato, Hegel, Badiou|
|Daniel Sacilotto||60 - 98|
|The Dialectics of Resurrection and the Fascist Hypothesis|
|Luis Silva Barros||99 - 127|
|Remarks on the Margins of Alain Badiou's, The Adventure of French Philosophy|
|Adi Efal||128 - 145|
|A Few Remarks on the Lessons of Gezi Uprising|
|Özden Sözalan||146 - 151|
|The protests in Brazil; or How the bus fare became political contradiction|
|Otávio Luiz Vieira Pinto||152 - 155|
|Os protestos no Brasil, ou Sobre como a passagem de ônibus revelou contradições|
|Otávio Luiz Vieira Pinto||156 - 159|
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