The Politics of Logic: Badiou, Wittgenstein, and the Consequences of Formalism

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In this book, Livingston develops the political implications of formal results obtained over the course of the twentieth century in set theory, metalogic, and computational theory. He argues that the results achieved by thinkers such as Cantor, Russell, Godel, Turing, and Cohen, even when they suggest inherent paradoxes and limitations to the structuring capacities of language or symbolic thought, have far-reaching implications for understanding the nature of political communities and their development and transformation. ...

The Politics of Logic: Badiou, Wittgenstein, and the Consequences of Formalism 2011, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415891912

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