Saturday, 3 October 2015

Second Day

The second day of our Masterclass starts with a presentation by Prof Andrew Gibson on 'Instability and Inertia in Badiou's Ontology'. 




Friday, 2 October 2015

First Day

We are off to a great start with our Second BPPA Masterclass, here in Liverpool! The weather is great and we are very happy to welcome Prof Alain Badiou to our university. It is looking like an exciting 2 days ahead of us...


Friday, 25 September 2015

Programme

Day One (Friday 2nd October): 

09.30: Registration 
10.00: Masterclass Introduction and BPPA Talk – Catherine Marichen Robb 
10.30: Oliver Feltham 
12.00: Tea Break 
12.30: Participants' papers: Oliver Downing, Brian Smith 
13.30: Lunch/BPPA AGM 
14.30: Anindya Bhattacharyya 
16.00: Tea Break 
16.30: Alain Badiou - For a New Concept of the Absolute
18.00: Day One Closing Remarks & Reception 
19.00: Conference Dinner  

Day Two (Saturday 3rd October): 

09.00: Registration 
09.20: Day Two Introduction 
09.30: Andrew Gibson – Instability and Inertia in Badiou’s Ontology 
11.00: Tea Break 
11.30: Participants’ papers: Jan-Jasper Persijn, King-Ho Leung, Piotr Skalski 
13.00: Lunch 
14.00: Participants' papers: Matt Hare, Richard Shield 
15.00: Tea Break
15.30: John McSweeney – Political Subjectivity in Badiou’s Ontology: Precursory and Contemporary Philosophies of the Event 
17.00: Tea Break 
17.30: Participants’ Papers: Simon Koreshoff, Tryggvi Ulfsson  
18.30: Closing Remarks - Oliver Downing & Richard Shield
19.00: Informal Meal & Drinks 

Please Note: Some or all of the proceedings on both days will be recorded to enable the subsequent transcription of discussion 

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Suggested Reading list

Alain Badiou. The century. Cambridge: Polity, 2007. 

Alain Badiou. trans. Oliver Feltham.'The State, or Metastructure, and the Typology of Being (normality, singularity, excrescence)' Being and event - and as much of the rest as possible. 

Alain Badiou. 'Book V' Logics of worlds: Being and event II. Vol. 2. 

Alain Badiou. Seminar dated 26 Mai 1987, Le SĂ©minaire - Heidegger: L'ĂȘtre 3 - Figure du retrait (1986-1987), Fayard, 2015. 

Zachary Luke Fraser. The Category of Formalisation: From Epistemological Break to Truth Procedure, in Alain Badiou. The concept of model: an introduction to the materialist epistemology of mathematics. re. Press, 2007. xiii-lxv


Saturday, 30 May 2015

Thank you for your applications

Thank you to everyone who submitted their application! We know how much effort you put into it and we will make sure that our selection process is just as thorough! 

We are looking forward to welcoming you here in Liverpool (a city that has more to offer than Beatles and football) and to meet you at our beautiful University of Liverpool Campus. A weekend of insightful presentations and discussions is ahead of us. 


Friday, 22 May 2015

FINAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Second BPPA Masterclass of 2015
In association with the
University of Liverpool School of the Arts,
the Badiou Studies Journal and Mind

University of Liverpool,
Department of Philosophy,
School of the Arts,
Liverpool

Call for Applications

Set Theory Ontology and the Philosophy of the Event

2nd – 3rd October 2015

Deadline for applications:
9 a.m. 29th May 2015

‘Masters’:
Oliver Feltham, the American University of Paris
Andrew Gibson, Royal Holloway University of London
Anindya Bhattacharyya, Independent Scholar
John McSweeney, Independent Scholar


Masterclass Description:
Set theory ontology and the philosophy of the event marks a recent and innovative means through which ‘Continental’ and ‘Analytic’ philosophical currents can construct a dialogue between their disparate perspectives. Such debates and developments have been influential in Continental philosophy for over two decades, yet have seen little impact upon the Anglophone philosophical community. In recent years, there has been an intensification in the curiosity of Anglophone philosophers working within the Continental tradition. In 2012 the Badiou Studies journal was established as an English-language forum to facilitate these debates and create a presence within the Anglophone philosophical world. However, despite the philosophy’s suitability for cross-traditional discussion and the journal’s attempts to harbour this, the impact has remained largely within the remit of pre-existing Anglophone continental philosophers, whilst the Analytic community’s engagement with Badiou has been minor.

The second BPPA Masterclass of 2015 will bring together researchers with an interest in all areas of Badiou’s philosophy in order to appraise its relevance to contemporary philosophy. As set theory and its immediate ontological ramifications forms the core of Badiou’s philosophical approach, the masterclass will be primarily focused on this in order to be approachable to those without sufficient previous engagement with Badiou. The masterclass committee welcomes applications from postgraduate and early career researchers from all areas of philosophy who have an interest in learning about set theory ontology as well as those who wish to develop upon their knowledge.  Up to fourteen free places are available.

Please see http://secondbppamasterclass2015.blogspot.co.uk/ for full an unabridged description of the masterclass, and aims and objectives.


Application Process:
The organising committee welcomes applications from postgraduate students and early career researchers from all areas of philosophy with an interest in Badiouian ontology and set theory. Please consult the unabridged CFA before applying. Please submit a two-page academic C.V. and a single-sided statement of interest to Ruthie Miller – R.H.Miller@liverpool.ac.uk – by 9 a.m. on Monday 29th May 2015. Please be sure to include details of: previous engagement with set theory ontology and/or the philosophy of the event, details of why you feel you would benefit from attending the masterclass, as well as an outline of the proposed participant’s paper. Abstracts will be requested subsequent to acceptance onto the masterclass. Participants will be selected to ensure a comparable representation of those with little or no experience of set theory ontology together with those who are already working within the area. An interest in set theory ontology is essential, but not a prior engagement with it.

Funding Information:
The masterclass will be free for participants. In addition, lunch, dinner and tea breaks will be provided for all participants, as well as accommodation for up to 14 participants. Travel bursaries are tbc.

Masterclass Organisers:

Oliver Downing
Head of Committee and Program Coordinator
University of Liverpool
Oliver.Downing@Liverpool.ac.uk

Richard Shield
Treasurer and Publicity Coordinator
University of Liverpool
Rshield@Liverpool.ac.uk

Ruthie Miller
Applications Coordinator
University of Liverpool
R.H.Miller@Liverpool.ac.uk

Michael J. Kelly
Co-Editor of Badiou Studies and Publication Coordinator
University of Leeds
hymjk@Leeds.ac.uk

Arthur Rose
Co-Editor of Badiou Studies and Publication Coordinator
University of Leeds
enajr@Leeds.ac.uk


Sunday, 8 March 2015

CFA - UPDATE

Second BPPA Masterclass of 2015
In association with the
University of Liverpool School of the Arts,
the Badiou Studies Journal and Mind

University of Liverpool,
Department of Philosophy,
School of the Arts,
Liverpool

Call for Applications

Set Theory Ontology and the Philosophy of the Event
2nd – 3rd October 2015

Deadline for applications:
9 a.m. 29th May 2015


‘Masters’:
Oliver Feltham, the American University of Paris
Andrew Gibson, Royal Holloway University of London
Anindya Bhattacharyya, Independent Scholar
John McSweeney, Independent Scholar

Masterclass Description:
Set theory ontology and the philosophy of the event marks a recent and innovative means through which ‘Continental’ and ‘Analytic’ philosophical currents can construct a dialogue between their disparate perspectives. Such debates and developments have been influential in Continental philosophy for over two decades, yet have seen little impact upon the Anglophone philosophical community. In recent years, there has been an intensification in the curiosity of Anglophone philosophers working within the Continental tradition. In 2012 the Badiou Studies journal was established as an English-language forum to facilitate these debates and create a presence within the Anglophone philosophical world. However, despite the philosophy’s suitability for cross-traditional discussion and the journal’s attempts to harbour this, the impact has remained largely within the remit of pre-existing Anglophone continental philosophers, whilst the Analytic community’s engagement with Badiou has been minor.

The second BPPA Masterclass of 2015 will bring together researchers with an interest in all areas of Badiou’s philosophy in order to appraise its relevance to contemporary philosophy. As set theory and its immediate ontological ramifications forms the core of Badiou’s philosophical approach, the masterclass will be primarily focused on this in order to be approachable to those without sufficient previous engagement with Badiou. The masterclass committee welcomes applications from postgraduate and early career researchers from all areas of philosophy who have an interest in learning about set theory ontology as well as those who wish to develop upon their knowledge.  Up to fourteen free places are available.

Please see http://secondbppamasterclass2015.blogspot.co.uk/ for full an unabridged description of the masterclass, and aims and objectives.

http://www.bppa-online.org/2015masterclasses
https://www.facebook.com/secondbppamasterclass2015
https://twitter.com/masterclass2015

Application Process:
The organising committee welcomes applications from postgraduate students and early career researchers from all areas of philosophy with an interest in Badiouian ontology and set theory. Please consult the unabridged CFA before applying. Please submit a two-page academic C.V. and a single-sided statement of interest to Ruthie Miller – R.H.Miller@liverpool.ac.uk – by 9 a.m. on Monday 29th May 2015. Please be sure to include details of: previous engagement with set theory ontology and/or the philosophy of the event, details of why you feel you would benefit from attending the masterclass, as well as an outline of the proposed participant’s paper. Abstracts will be requested subsequent to acceptance onto the masterclass. Participants will be selected to ensure a comparable representation of those with little or no experience of set theory ontology together with those who are already working within the area. An interest in set theory ontology is essential, but not a prior engagement with it.

Funding Information:
The masterclass will be free for participants. In addition, lunch, dinner and tea breaks will be provided for all participants, as well as accommodation for up to 14 participants. Travel bursaries are tbc.

Masterclass Organisers:

Oliver Downing
Head of Committee and Program Coordinator
University of Liverpool
Oliver.Downing@Liverpool.ac.uk

Richard Shield
Treasurer and Publicity Coordinator
University of Liverpool
Rshield@Liverpool.ac.uk

Ruthie Miller
Applications Coordinator
University of Liverpool
R.H.Miller@Liverpool.ac.uk

Michael J. Kelly
Co-Editor of Badiou Studies and Publication Coordinator
University of Leeds
hymjk@Leeds.ac.uk

Arthur Rose
Co-Editor of Badiou Studies and Publication Coordinator
University of Leeds
enajr@Leeds.ac.uk