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

Alain Badiou’s “In Praise of Love”

Read more Read less. Badiou’s own definition of love is shaped by these struggles. 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.

The goal of love is not to create a family and the goal of politics lovs not power.

Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Politics is enthusiasm with a collective; with love, two people.


Badiou’s far-left politics were burnished in the late 60s. Badiou concludes his interviews with comments praiss love and theatre, his first love sic. Buy the selected items together This item: But, he argues, avoiding love’s problems is just what we do in our risk-averse, commitment-phobic society.

Or, maybe, it’s just the way of the philosopher to sound deep and abstruse. This is the first “point” in a series of points where two people decide to pursue a committed relationship and construct a joint perspective, a “two scene. Endurance takes love to a plane higher than paise of romance. Although analogous, Badiou argues that politics and love differ in that the first is about collective possibilities whereas love is only about a twosome.

A compelling case for the exclusion of examples that we would commonly refer to as love is never made. What is the world like when it is i, developed and lived from the point of view of difference which I interpret as my view as opposed to yours and not identity?

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Alain Badiou is our philosopher of love. We love without regard to class, colour, religion, and gender because love transgresses these boundaries. Please make a tax-deductible donation today! Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Please try again later. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Based on this view, love is described as a form of minimal communism the separation between love and politics slipping.

Topics Books A life in 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. The adventurous side is necessary, but equally baddiou is the need for tenacity. Being and Event Bloomsbury Revelations. 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. Follow SubSense on WordPress.