University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
A nonsensical claim is hardly worth the trouble to contest as long as nobody except its author takes it seriously. In some circles, however, French philosopher Alain Badiou is heralded as a great thinker. Especially his emphasis on multiplicity should raise interest from the perspective of information management. So, can Badiouâ€™s ideas be put to practical use, there? After admitting that his perplexing obscurity prohibits responsible evaluation, this paper nonetheless proceeds to discuss Badiouâ€™s major work Being and Event. Constructive advice cannot be derived, but at least a general warning is sounded against irresponsible nonsense.
Wisse, Pieter, " Badiou qua Badiou, or vanity of void ontology" (2008). All Sprouts Content. 126.