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Some Anishinaabeg proved themselves canny and truthless participants, while others, despite years of participation in the game, had to embrace defeat.
And yet it also at this precise point that we discern a clear break with Lacan--who we should remember is not only for Badiou an antiphilosopher par excellence (witness the role played here by desire and drive) but also the term's true father (le nom du pere)--insofar as Badiou, by virtue of his decidedly non-Lacanian (non-Cartesian) conception of the subject, necessarily presents something of a recession of orders, seeing the ethical as coextensive with (indeed, equivalent to) the good, thereby leaving morality (which is in Badiou's thinking implicitly tied up with that truthless realm of 'opinions') lying necessarily beneath both good and evil.