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Politics and Thinking

23 Nov

“… Does the same thing happen in psychoanalysis? Well, the first thing one notices is that in psychoanalysis it is not the analyst who makes the journey — it is the analysand. Moreover, this journey is fixed. There is a place — the analyst’s consulting rooms — there is a couch, and there are appointments to be kept. The second difference is that one must pay. This point is important because I am convinced that all genuine thinking is free. For example, one does not enter into politics to earn money, nor does one engage in politics to have a position, power or privilege. Those who do so are politicians, but politicians do not think.”

Chapter 4, Philosophy and psychoanalysis. Infinite Thought: Truth And The Return To Philosophy. Alan Badiou.

Kitabın ve yukarıdaki alıntının Türkçesini merak edenler Metis’ten çıkmış Sonsuz Düşünce başlıklı çeviriyi okuyabilirler. Yorumlarda da belirtildiği gibi Badiou gerçekten de “bizleri tekrar düşünmenin gücüne inandırıyor.” Badiou’nun çetrefil felsefi problemleri ancak usta bir filozofun yapabileceği türden berrak ve keskin şekilde ele alışını görmek, aynı zamanda da matematikten ve kümeler teorisinden nasıl faydalandığını anlamaya başlamak için uygun bir eser.

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Posted by on November 23, 2007 in General, philosophy

 

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