Ideas from 'Mathematics and Philosophy: grand and little' by Alain Badiou [2004], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Theoretical Writings' by Badiou,Alain [Continuum 2006,0-8264-9079-4]].

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1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 4. Aims of Philosophy / e. Philosophy as reason
Philosophy aims to reveal the grandeur of mathematics
6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 1. Mathematics
In mathematics, if a problem can be formulated, it will eventually be solved
6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 4. The Infinite / a. The Infinite
Mathematics shows that thinking is not confined to the finite
7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / a. Nature of Being
Mathematics inscribes being as such
7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 8. Criterion for Existence
It is of the essence of being to appear
21. Aesthetics / B. Nature of Art / 8. The Arts / b. Poetry
All great poetry is engaged in rivalry with mathematics