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Jean-Jacques Lecercle

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748638000

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638000.001.0001

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Badiou Reads Mallarmé

Badiou Reads Mallarmé

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Badiou and Deleuze Read Literature

Jean-Jacques Lecercle

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter examines Alain Badiou's reading of the works of Stéphane Mallarmé. It explains that in the very first pages of Logic of Worlds, Badiou called Mallarmé his master and claimed that his first philosophical proposition was formulated in Mallarmean style. The chapter discusses the reasons behind Badiou's interest in Mallarmé and evaluates Mallarmé's influence on the philosophical style of Badiou.

Keywords:   Alain Badiou, Stéphane Mallarmé, Logic of Worlds, philosophical proposition, Mallarmean style, philosophical style

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