I’ve been reading through much of Badiou’s work for about a year and just finished Being and Event; though there is something I still don’t quite understand.
Badiou claims that the four spheres (of ontological situations) in which Truth events occur are Science, Art, Love and Politics. What I don’t understand is: why does he not include other spheres of thought/being? In particular, where does Philosophy fit in here? Is it not capable of producing Truths? What about Religion? (Though Badiou stays a staunch atheist, and I agree with him, so he may be denying the Truth producing capability of Religion there.)
I believe he had a strange set theoretic reasoning for this choice in his book Theoretical Writings, but I was’t quite able to understand it. Any help/discussion would be appreciated!