Multiplicity and Ontology in Deleuze and Badiou

  • Becky Vartabedian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 185-189

About this book


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. 


Kant Husserl Merleau-Ponty Zermelo-Fraenkel Bourbaki

Authors and affiliations

  • Becky Vartabedian
    • 1
  1. 1.Regis UniversityDenverUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76836-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76837-3
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