Transcendence And Depth

The whole point is that there is no depth, and depth is just another name – treasured by the hermeneuts – for transcendence.

Where does a truth come from then, if its process is strictly immanent and it is not given as the secret depth or intimate essence of the situation? […] it has its origins in a disappearance.

– Alain Badiou, Theoretical Writings, p122

Badiou is fascinating for his genuinely atheistic philosophy built on the infinities of set theory. He’s a Lacanian but we won’t mention that.

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