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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Love isn’t like that.

With such a limiting definition of love, we might well ask questions such as: Like communism, he argues that, in love, origins don’t matter and there is an acceptance of difference. Skip to main content. It takes us into key areas of the experience of what is difference and, essentially, leads to the idea that you can experience the world from the perspective of difference. They know sexual pleasure — but we all know what Lacan said about sexual pleasure.

In Praise of Love Quotes by Alain Badiou

In Praise of Love. Love is socialized by the family while the possibilities of politics are controlled by the state.


Menu Home About Contact Beyond. In his very accessible book, In Praise of Love recently released in English translationthe eminent French philosopher and political radical Alain Badiou begins with an attempt to seduce us. Surely that makes him an old romantic? But Christianity has somehow managed to elevate it and refocus it onto a transcendent power.

Although there is a separation, Badiou feels that communism will provide new possibilities for love. Theatre, he argues, bridges the gap between love and politics.

Refresh and try again. Is it possible to move beyond the transcendental? Badiou’s position with respect to love is ultimately an idealistic one.

How does truth come into all this? Alain Badiou is our philosopher of love. Topics Books A life in In a world rife with consumerism, where online dating promises risk-free romance and love is all too alainn seen only as a variant of desire and hedonism, Alain Badiou believes that love is under threat.

Rod Dubey is the author of Indecent acts in a public place: Essentially, Badiou is saying that only romantic love has the qualities of romantic love. We’re climbing a very big ladder. This universal element I too recognize in love as immanent. An old man tells you this! Provided it isn’t conceived only as an exchange of mutual favours, or isn’t calculated way in advance as a profitable investment, love really is a unique bwdiou placed in chance.


Based on this view, love is described as a form of minimal communism the separation between love and politics slipping.

In Praise of Love Quotes

His says his overwhelming ambition has been to change the relationship between workers and intellectuals. Return to Book Page. Can children not love? I really don’t like all these theological ruminations inspired by love.

Cengiz Erdem on Alain Badiou: He still holds that the Cultural Revolution was inspirational, as deranging and fertile for him as falling in love — despite the deaths, rapes, tortures, mass displacements and infringements of human rights with which badkou has been associated. The Ontology of Non-Being. But it’s not like that.

The same with science: Philosophy Jean-Paul Sartre features.