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Politics in Pre-Political Times

Toscano, Alberto. 2014. Politics in Pre-Political Times. Politics and Culture, "The Politics of Alain Badiou", [Article]

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The philosophical injunction to grasp one’s time in thought is beset today by an oscillation between disorienting anxiety and a renascent enthusiasm. The anxiety is determined by the objective temporality of crisis, understood, in keeping with the medical derivation of the term from Hippocratic medicine, as that phase “in which a decision is due but has not yet been rendered” (Koselleck 361); when decisions are looking for their subjects. It is an anxiety that is also shadowed by a catastrophic tonality; in the absence of sublime visions of final collapse, there is a deep-seated sense that social stagnation or regression will continue to shadow any possible ‘recovery’, and that the only events punctuating an otherwise featureless future will be starkly negative...

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Sociology

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1 September 2014Published

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22202

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08 Nov 2017 10:19

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08 Nov 2017 10:19

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/22202
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