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Communism Is a New Idea

Interview with Alain Badiou, by Jana Beránková (Columbia University)

Contradictions: A Journal for Critical Thought II, no. 2 (2018): 117–132

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Keywords: Alain Badiou, philosophy and mathematics, dialectics, universalism, communism, art

Jana Beránková met with French philosopher Alain Badiou in Prague on April 13, 2018, on the occasion of the conference “Alain Badiou: Thinking the Infinite”, which focused on the position of mathematics in Badiou’s thought. The conference, organized by the Prague Axiomatic Circle, was held in the National Gallery in Prague on April 11th and 12th, 2018. They discussed the affirmative power of thought, communism, mathematics, and the forthcoming third volume of his magnum opus Being and Event, entitled The Immanence of Truths.

doi: 10.46957/con.2018.2.7

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