Thursday, April 2, 2009

Alain Badiou Interview on HARDtalk



[via Verso UK]

6 comments:

Adam R. said...

Good link, if only to hear the funny accents.

Josh Maday said...

Ha, yeah, I definitely had a tough time understanding Badiou, but I think I caught most of it. Gives another layer of meaning to "HARDtalk".

christopher higgs said...

Although I typically disagree with much of what Badiou has to say (his obsession with set theory, his obsession with communism, his goofy argument with Deleuze viz a viz the multiple vs. multiplicity, which I'd argue is based on his misunderstanding Deleuze in the first place) I felt really bad for him in this interview because the interviewer was such an asshole, and his English isn't very good.

Josh Maday said...

Yeah, the interviewer was vicious, man. I felt sad for Badiou.

Wild topic shift: Is that actually a picture of Christopher Higgs?

christopher higgs said...

Yeah, that's me, man!

Josh Maday said...

Wow, that's the first image I've seen of you. Badass picture. At least I'll be able to recognize you if I ever see you on the mean streets of Ohio.