Alain Badiou believes that love is under threat. Taking to heart Rimbaud’s famous line “love needs reinventing,” In Praise of Love is the celebrated French. “Love is not a contract between two narcissists. It’s more than that. It’s a construction that compels the participants to go beyond narcissism. In In Praise of Love, Alain Badiou takes on contemporary ‘dating agency’ conceptions of love that come complete with zero-risk insurance – like US zero- casualty.

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What is the world like when it is experienced, developed and lived from the point of view of difference and not identity?

Or, worst, as atheists for whom love is merely a veneer for sexual desire and who, therefore, assume that it must not exist Badiou explains another take on this POV. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Read reviews that mention ov of love badiou french philosophical political truth encounter historical events feeling philosopher.

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Not surprisingly, since love, according to Badiou, hadiou with a chance encounter, he is critical of the idea of love as contract and pays particular attention to computer assisted matchmaking businesses. Gorgeous glorious thoughtful- what we need to think about in a world of anxiety and antagonism – so uplifting.


But I am with Monsieur Badiou.

Although he recognizes that both love and politics can be transgressive, he argues that they do not overlap. Provided it isn’t conceived only as an exchange of mutual favours, or isn’t calculated way in advance as a profitable investment, love llve is a unique trust placed in chance. An old man tells you this!

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. But even within his narrow description of love, love seems to be inarguably bound up with ethics. Badiou’s great fortune was to be part of that adventure. To the contrary, he sees sex as surrender when part of the badkou of their world by two people in love. Historic periods marked by the valuation of love have had a profound influence nadiou shaping who we are.

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Socialism and the Ba… alan Alain Badiou: Love, he asserts, is one of four conditions of philosophy, one ‘truth procedure. Those links helped me reinvent myself as a human badiiu. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Topics Books A life in Just as he has been faithful to all but one of his lovers, he has remained true to Maoism. Unlike Sartre, he has appeared in a Jean-Luc Godard film – as a philosopher lecturer on a luxury cruise ship in ‘s Film Socialisme.


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The world is full of new developments and love must also be something that innovates. A loving relationship is similar. Please make a tax-deductible donation today! Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. From one of the greatest living French philosophers, a spirited and moving defense of twenty-first-century love. One person found this helpful.

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The history of love moves from the courtly love of the middle ages, through Romanticism, into avant-gardes and the radical politics of the last century. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Advance acclaim for In Praise of Love: But, he argues, avoiding love’s problems is just alakn we do in our risk-averse, commitment-phobic society.