Badiou's Concept of History

Knox Peden

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In Lacan: In Spite of Everything, Elisabeth Roudinesco begins a chapter with a disquisition on the 'list' and its function as a 'prop for creating narrative processes'. It is as if the 'list' she writes, 'be it anarchic, ordered or deconstructed, alone possesses the power to guarantee longevity or universality to the thing named.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBadiou and his interlocutors
Subtitle of host publicationLectures, Interviews and Responses
EditorsA.J. Bartlett, Justin Clemens
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781350026643, 9781350026636
ISBN (Print)9781350026650, 9781350026667
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Alain Badiou
  • Art / Australian & Oceanian
  • Literary Criticism / Semiotics & Theory
  • Philosophy / Aesthetics
  • Philosophy / History & Surveys / Modern
  • Philosophy / Movements / Critical Theory
  • Philosophy / Political

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    Peden, K. (2018). Badiou's Concept of History. In A. J. Bartlett, & J. Clemens (Eds.), Badiou and his interlocutors: Lectures, Interviews and Responses (pp. 41-54). Bloomsbury Academic.