Saint Paul The Foundation of Universalism | Edition: 1
Author: Alain Badiou, Ray Brassier (Translator)
publisher: Stanford University Press
publisher Date: 07/28/2003
Schools: Temple University，George Mason University，Rutgers,The State University of New Jersey，University at Albany (SUNY)，University of Chicago，Johns Hopkins University，Southern Methodist University，University of Colorado at Boulder
Description: In this bold and provocative work, French philosopher Alain Badiou proposes a startling reinterpretation of St. Paul. For Badiou, Paul is neither the venerable saint embalmed by Christian tradition, nor the venomous priest execrated by philosophers like Nietzsche: he is instead a profoundly original and still revolutionary thinker whose invention of Christianity weaves truth and subjectivity together in a way that continues to be relevant for us today.In this work, Badiou argues that Paul delineates a new figure of the subject: the bearer of a universal truth that simultaneously shatters the strictures of Judaic Law and the conventions of the Greek Logos. Badiou shows that the Pauline figure of the subject still harbors a genuinely revolutionary potential today: the subject is that which refuses to submit to the order of the world as we know it and struggles for a new one instead.