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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Each time we love someone that we are not supposed to, love becomes an ethical act against hate. Badiou concludes his interviews with comments about love and theatre, his first love sic.

This idealistic presumption is based on seeing politics as the theoretical communism which follows an event, politics following a similar truth procedure as love. It leads to contentious conclusions and undermines the radical political position, which he otherwise advocates.

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But, he argues, avoiding love’s problems is just what we do in our risk-averse, commitment-phobic society. He sees love as something that unfolds over time, and involves continual re-commitment and effort. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. He lives in Paris. The same with science: Rod Dubey is the author of Indecent acts in a public place: That’s to say they made an attack on the communist state itself to revolutionise communism.


Not surprisingly, since love, according to Badiou, begins with a chance encounter, he is critical of the idea of love as contract and pays particular attention to computer assisted matchmaking businesses. It presupposes gender equality which has been fought for both theoretically and in practice, particularly its abdiou in love and it presupposes colour, class and gender blindness.

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Today we increasingly define freedom as the ability to love whoever we choose. Badiou’s great fortune was to be part of that adventure.

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His philosophical training began in s Paris. How can he, of all people, hymn bourgeois notions such as commitment and conjugal felicity? Invoking a vibrant cast of thinkers, from Kierkegaard, Plato, and de Beauvoir to Proust, Lacan, and Beckett, Badiou creates a new narrative of love in the face of twenty-first-century modernity.

Truth is a construction after the event. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. It’s more than that.


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. Everybody wants a contract that guarantees them against risk.

Love is an antidote to that.

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Alain Badiou’s “In Praise of Love”

Read more Read less. His mother was a professor of philosophy, his father a maths professor and pgaise mayor of Toulouse from Liberal, libertine and libertarian reductions of love to instant pleasure and non-commitment bite the dust as Badiou invokes a supporting cast of thinkers from Plato lovd Lacan via Karl Marx to form a new narrative of romance, relationships and sex — a narrative that does not fear love.

Starting out from something that is simply an encounter, a trifle, you learn that you can experience the world on the basis of difference and not only in terms of identity.

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