The Earth Turned to Bring Us Closer

33 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2020

Date Written: 2008


This paper is part of a symposium issue entitled "Law and Event," whose subject is the work of the contemporary French philosopher Alain Badiou. The paper offers a reading of "21 Grams," a film that treats in narrative terms some of the central problems addressed in Badiou's work, notably the connections between love, fate, and mathematics, and the mysterious nature of the "event" in history. The paper emphasizes the film's effort to blend Greek myth and philosophy, Christian theology, and modern chaos theory.

Keywords: Philosophy, Film, Myth, Chaos Theory, Universalism, Badiou

Suggested Citation

Hay, Bruce L., The Earth Turned to Bring Us Closer (2008). Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 29, No. 5, 2008, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 09-18, Available at SSRN:

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