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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Surely that makes him an old romantic? Love without risks is like war without deaths — but, today, love is threatened by an alliance of liberalism and hedonism. It’s more than that. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: His philosophical training began in s Paris.

Being and Event Bloomsbury Revelations. He recognizes that the experience of the other is the foundation of ethics but he is dismissive of this, seeing Levinas’s description of the other as grounded in an idea of God as other.

Transgressive love has also been significant in the development of avant-gardes and in challenging censorship. Badiou’s great fortune was to be part of that adventure.

But it’s not like that. Unlike Sartre, he has appeared in a Jean-Luc Godard film – as a philosopher lecturer on a luxury cruise ship in ‘s Film Socialisme. He feels rpaise theatre and love both combine thought and the body, and require declaration, repetition and practice.

In order that love lasts one has to reinvent oneself. There he engaged in fierce intellectual debates with his fellow professors Deleuze and Lyotard, even though he considered them traitors to the communist cause.

Sign up to receive newsletters and event invitations. Badiou says love is not for everybody. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. In spite of these insights and those found in some of Badiou’s observations – e. Short and kind of lightweight. It was a failure but many interesting events are failures.


Truth is a construction after the event. Can children not love?

Want to Read saving…. It’s a construction that compels the participants to go beyond narcissism. This is something more like impotence than the bold and reinvigorated love we are promised. Moving, zealous, and wise, In Praise of Love urges us not to fear love but to see it as an adventure, a magnificent quest that compels us to explore otherness and difference, ultimately leading us away from an obsession with the self.

When one attempts to criticize Badiou, one finds that it is a case of either accepting his definition of love or arguing outside of it praiise thus challenging the definition.

Desire, in this case, originates with love and is the expression of a declaration of love. You are here Home.

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Love, he asserts, is one of four conditions of philosophy, one ‘truth procedure. I believe in love and agree with his thinking on it. Perhaps politics and love are not, if you’re a French Maoist, so very different. It is a brilliant first manipulation of the power of love and one we must now bring back to earth.

He develops a new take on love that sees it as an adventure, and an opportunity for re-invention, in a constant exploration of otherness and difference that leads the individual out of an obsession with identity and self. The love we see within a family is part of the two scene of the parents.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. He distinguishes his interest in love, as explored in his own drama love’s endurancefrom the usual artistic focus on the initial event which leads to a breakthrough. How do we do that? Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Alain Badiou’s “In Praise of Love”

Provided it isn’t alaib only as an exchange of mutual favours, or isn’t calculated way in advance as a profitable investment, love really is a unique trust placed in chance. He sees love as something that unfolds over time, and involves continual re-commitment and effort. We alaim all, in our idiosyncratic ways, preoccupied with love issues–either as firm believers or as skeptics for whom love is, at best, an illusion that doesn’t last. Alain Badiou Nicolas Truong.


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Love, badiku notes, is subversive with respect to law. Today we increasingly define freedom as the ability to love whoever we choose. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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Historic periods marked by the valuation of alin have had a profound influence in shaping who we are. What is the world like when it is experienced, developed and lived from the point of view of difference and not identity? In a world rife with consumerism, where online dating promises risk-free romance and love is all too often seen only as a variant of desire and hedonism, Alain Badiou believes that love is under threat. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new lov and customers.

Rod Praiae describes love as a river that freely flows without regard to prohibitions based on race, gender, class or religion. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Although there is a separation, Badiou feels that communism will provide new possibilities for love.