Excerpt 2: Evil is the will to name at any price
Like the more politically-minded sociologist and philosopher, Jean Baudrillard, Badiou does not hesitate to identify this nominative drive [the drive for the Omnipotence of Truth] as the veritable root of all evil. 'Evil is the will to name at any price' (Badiou 2003: 66).
For Badiou: Philosophy is prescribed by several conditions that are the types of truth procedures. These types are science (more precisely the matheme), art (more precisely the poem), politics (more
precisely, politics in interiority or the politics of emancipation), and love (more precisely, the procedure that makes truth out of the disjunction of sexed positions).
_________________"For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root."
David Thoreau (1817-1862)
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