Distinction: Badiou and Heidegger

Is the most rigorous form of making distinctions located in mathematics? Badiou seems to think so. How is it that there is a world that can guide our making of distinctions? What are the conditions for us saying that something can exist in the first place? These are Heidegger’s questions.

In other words, if Badiou is right, then is math, and should math be, primary in our distinction making? Another way to look at the question would be to turn to art. How is it that a style emerges from an artist that is somehow distinct from the rest of the canon? Can mathematics help us here?

About JoeL

I completed a Master of Music degree from McGill University. I am currently working towards an Artist Diploma also at McGill. I like to do philosophy as a hobby.

2 thoughts on “Distinction: Badiou and Heidegger

  1. Mathematics is the basis of music, music is the basis of movement in art. Literature, theatre, film are all basically musical ergo mafthematical. Mathematics is also the basis of geometry. Geometry the basis of the plastic arts. Harmony, beauty … are, metaphysically speaking, essentially mathematics.

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