Journal of Philosophy

Ingarden and Badiou: A Meeting at the Crossroads


Nancy Billias

Department of Philosophy, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford


Abstract. In its examination of the intersection of ethics and ontology, Roman Ingardenís philosophy bears a striking resemblance to the thought of the contemporary French philosopher Alain Badiou. Though no formal influence is claimed, this paper explores several ways in which Badiouís theory of the event and existential agency is foreshadowed in the writings of Ingarden. In so doing, the author suggests the continued importance of this unjustly neglected philosopher for contemporary thinking on questions of value. Back