By Dr. Miklos Poos
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The distancing of politics-thought-truth from history-power-state),16 dismisses this percep tion as erroneous; given the post-evental labors of forcing engaged in by subjects-of-events, which involve rolling up one's sleeves and grappling with the details of how to change determinate situations and worlds, Badiou's politics is certainly not hopelessly abstract and ethereal. 19 Bosteels's remarks also (arguably) insinuate that the Badiouian philosophical con ception of temporality is not as starkly split between the different speeds of ontological stasis and trans-ontological kinesis as it might seem to be at first glance.
Site can be, but isn't necessarily, the site of an event (and yet, in an interview dealing with, among other things, the renovated philosophical architec ture of Logiques des mondes, Badiou voices his intention "to retain the theory of the event-site [site événementiel] ,"26 rather than simply jettison it in an abrupt turn away from certain key aspects of Being and Event). The category of site, as distinguished from that of modification, is then fur ther subdivided into "deed/occurrence" (noting that the term "fait" can be translated either way—it could even be rendered in English as "act"), qua site lacking a maximal degree of existential intensity in a given situa tion/world; and "singularity," qua site endowed with a maximal degree of existential intensity in a given situation/world.
8 What Hall ward is picking up on here is Badiou's frequently reiterated character ization of events as fleeting occurrences of extraordinarily rare dysfunctionality—for Badiou, an event, including a political event, amounts to a dysfunctioning of the representational state-of-the-situation or the tran scendental regime of a world9—surfacing within the run of things ever so briefly. 10 Badiou and Bosteels would both respond to Hallward's comments on Badiou's "flash politics" by contrasting the abrupt, irruptive temporal ity of the instantaneity of the event with the protracted, enduring labor, engaged in by a militant subject-of-the-event, of both drawing out the consequent truths following from this event as well as faithfully "forc ing" the situation and its state to change by inscribing these truths back into the textured being of the world.
Decision-Making: Strategies, policies, programs and plans, legislation, policy by Dr. Miklos Poos