Multiplicity and Ontology in Deleuze and Badiou
This book approaches work by Gilles Deleuze and Alain Badiou through their shared commitment to multiplicity, a novel approach to addressing one of the oldest philosophical questions: is being one or many?
Becky Vartabedian examines major statements of multiplicity by Deleuze and Badiou to assess the structure of multiplicity as ontological ground or foundation, and the procedures these accounts prescribe for understanding one in relation to multiplicity.
Written in a clear, engaging style, Vartabedian introduces readers to Deleuze and Badiou’s key ontological commitments to the mathematical resources underpinning their accounts of multiplicity and one, and situates these as a conversation unfolding amid political and intellectual transformations.
Chapter 1: Introduction: Lower Layers
Chapter 2: Engagements, 1976-1997: History of a Misunderstanding
Chapter 3: Structure: Multiplicity and Multiple in Deleuze and Badiou
Chapter 4: Procedures: One, Multiple, Subtraction
Chapter 5: Re-Engagements
Chapter 6: Conclusion: Multiplicity, Ontology, Deleuze, Badiou