Badiou On Dialectical Critique

Bibliographic Note: Badiou, A. (2000). Metaphysics and the Critique of Metaphysics. Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy, 10(1), 174–190. 

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On Dialectical Critique

Dialectical critique is solely concerned with showing that the categories that metaphysics applies from the outside to a supposed undertermined being, the categories that is uses to arrange and demonstrate this essential indeterminancy, are in fact names for the becoming of the determining of this presumed indeterminacy. Each and every category, whether it be being, nothingness, becoming, quality, quantity, causality, and so on, ultimately consists of a definite time of determination, if only one has the patience to follow the true movement of transformation whereby each category takes place as the exteriorization and dialectical truth of the preceding ones. (p. 187)

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On (Science of) Logic

“Critical philosophy had already turned metaphysics into logic.” “Logic” means: a regulated process of determination, whereby the undetermined absolute (for example being, being as such) letsk integral singularity take place as the ultimate immanent specification of itself. Logic is here the logic of determination, which leaves no indeterminacy behind, and which, in this sense, abolishes metaphysics. (p. 187)

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