In Praise of Love [Alain Badiou, Peter Bush] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In a world rife with consumerism, where online dating. 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. “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.

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Risk and adventure must be re-invented against safety and comfort. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: But even within his narrow description of love, love seems to be inarguably bound up with ethics. Love is socialized by the family while the possibilities of politics are bqdiou by the state.

In Praise of Love Quotes by Alain Badiou

In his new book, Badiou writes about his love life. And that probably means, as the poet Rimbaud said, that it also needs re-inventing. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

By the end of this short book however which is made up of interviews with journalist Nicolas Truong we feel the lover’s abandonment of promises not fulfilled. It’s also a rebuke to postwar and often postmodern French philosophers such as Derrida, Lyotard, Baudrillard and Foucault with alaln he argued and all of whom he has outlived.


Is it possible to move beyond the transcendental? Badiou’s great fortune was to be part of that adventure. You are here Home. Caught between bsdiou and casual sexual encounters devoid of passion, love — without the key ingredient of chance — is in danger of withering on the vine.

Below this sixth-floor apartment, an RER train screeches along the rails out of Denfert-Rochereau station. My approach is that love is both an encounter and a construction. The New Press is a nonprofit public-interest book publisher. Nor does he speak of street theatre.

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It o the sexual relationship which distinguishes love from friendship. Essentially, Badiou is saying that only romantic love has the qualities of romantic love. Cengiz Erdem on Alain Badiou: The declaration of love marks the transition from chance to destiny and that’s why it is so perilous and so burdened with a kind of horrifying stage fright.

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In Praise of Love Quotes

The theatre he speaks of, however, seems to be what one thinks of when speaking about formal versions, as a theatre troupe with an attendant audience. Badiou’s own definition of love is shaped by these struggles. Earlier this month he wrote a marvellously vituperative column for Le Monde that has been trending across the francophone world.


Unlike Sartre, he has appeared in a Jean-Luc Godard film – as a philosopher lecturer on a luxury cruise ship in ‘s Film Socialisme.

From one of the greatest living French philosophers, a spirited and moving defense of twenty-first-century love. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

In spite of the occasional insight along the way, this idiosyncratic, conservative and idealistic definition is highly problematic. French Philosophy Since Menu Home About Contact Beyond. Sign me up for: But it’s not like that. This is something more like impotence than the bold and reinvigorated love we are promised. Loe Lacan argued that sexual relationships don’t exist. Rod Dubey is the author of Indecent acts in a public place: Refresh and try again. He quickly became a Sartrean, devoted to the paradoxical philosophy that, he says, involved “a complicated synthesis between a very determinist Marxist theory of history and an anti-determinist philosophy of conscience”.

He contrasts his view of love as a construction with the view of love as an experience of difference.

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