Bodies, Languages Truths

xxjosbad
Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, NY - 11/16/2006

by ALAIN BADIOU

Our question will be:
What is the dominant ideology today? Or, if you want, what is, in our countries, the natural belief? There is the free market, the technology, the money, the job, the blog, the reelections, the free sexuality, and so on. But I think that all that can be concentrated in a single statement:

There are only bodies and languages.
This statement is the axiom of contemporary conviction. I propose to name this conviction democratic materialism. Why?


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