We know that communism is the right hypothesis. All those who abandon this hypothesis immediately resign themselves to the market economy. The Communist Hypothesis has ratings and 42 reviews. Jonfaith said: The communist hypothesis is that a different collective organization is practicab. The Communist Hypothesis: ten lessons from Alain Badiou by Chris Norris We know that communism is the right hypothesis. All those who.

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The analogous project today is based on the belief that the French need simply to accept the laws of the us -led world model and all will be well: Even the hypothesis of communism—generic name of our defeat—must become unmentionable. What is the communist hypothesis?


I am glad that I read as thsi subject does interest me, but after reading it I can honestly say that this book wasn’t for me. The price of the supposedly unified world of capital is the brutal division of human existence into regions separated by police dogs, bureaucratic controls, naval patrols, barbed wire and expulsions.

It does not symbolize the Real, the Hypothessi itself. A multiple that is an object of this situation – whose elements are indexed by the transcendental of this situation – is a site if it happens to count itself within the referential field of its own indexation.

For the world horizon of democracy is increasingly defined by war. All nuance and interest is removed by unequivocally demonising a single individual.

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What Medea retains is the courage to decide hypithesis own fate; and courage, I would suggest, is the principal virtue in face of the disorientation of our own times. On the paradox of Mao: How to hold out—unlike the Paris Commune—against the armed reaction of the possessing classes; how to organize the new power so as to protect it against the onslaught of its enemies?


If you’re after a theoretical development of the “communist hypothesis” skip to the last lecture, where you’ll no doubt begin writing down Badou’s more theoretical texts where he develops his ontology in more detail. Destruction is not always the difficult aspect but rather filling the void left in the resultant space. Badiou’s new “little red book” is very interesting and engaging. Essentially, communisf propose a definition of politics as a practical means of moving from the hypothesie as it is to the world as we would wish it to be.

I understand his passion, but not his direction. This collection of previous writings along with essentially an essay tying them together serves as a limited but hypothesix introduction to this aspect of Badiou’s thought.

What remains is to determine the point at which we now find ourselves in the history of the communist hypothesis.

Badiou’s example is the Paris Commune. But it is the only possible way forward. The vast majority of the French accepted the relative tranquillity of a consensual defeat and most got off fairly lightly during the War, compared to the Russians or even the English.

Again,we are struck by insuperable domination of Party-state model of organization and mainly a dim,on the on hand almost imperceptible alternatives of this model,and,on the other hand,these very attempts to give a practical body to these alternatives.

Badiou seems to want to defend the failed system. Parties, for Badiou’s generation, had to be moved beyond because they aspired to no more than control of the state apparatus, and state-ism was exactly what the workers and students of May of ’68 were trying to transcend.


An event is always the opening of the infinite. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The disagreement is not over qualities but over existence. The first is that of the setting in place of the communist hypothesis; the second, of preliminary attempts at its realization.

Take any situation whatsoever. No choice, I tell you! Reverting to what I said earlier: Thanks for telling us about the problem. We vote, we make our voices heard, but little else. Courage, then, is the virtue which manifests itself through endurance in the impossible. Assim, gostei bastante desse. A fourth characteristic is the notion that the source of the current crisis lies in a disastrous past event.

The Communist Hypothesis

Finally, I think it is possible to deplore the hypothssis of a regime whilst still taking positive lessons from it. If one therefor tracks the point at which a truth procedure fails, the failure can be understood and learned from, as any failed experiment can give life to other attempts to prove a certain hypothesis.

We need to re-install the communist hypothesis—the proposition that the subordination of labour to the dominant class is not inevitable—within the ideological sphere. For example, the identity hypoothesis an artist is that by which the invariance of his or her style can be recognized; homosexual identity is composed of everything bound up with the invariance of the possible object of desire; the identity of a foreign community in a country is that by which membership of this community can be recognized: