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.
In Praise of Love | The New Press
This is something more like impotence than the bold and reinvigorated love we are promised. He sees love as something that unfolds over time, prause involves continual re-commitment and effort. Love without risks is like war without deaths — but, today, love is threatened by an alliance of liberalism and hedonism.
In spite of his argument, it is problematic to try and draw a line between love and politics. Desire, in this case, originates with love and is the expression of a baddiou of love.
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Like communism, he argues that, in love, origins don’t og and there is an acceptance of difference. 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.
It is a brilliant first manipulation of the power of love and one we must now bring back to earth.
We all love truth, according to Badiou. The answer in both cases, if we accept Badiou’s definition of love, would appear to be no. The love we see within a family is part of the two scene of the parents. Nicolas Truong is a writer, journalist, and regular contributor to the French daily Le Monde. Order by newest oldest recommendations.
A compelling case for the exclusion of examples that we would commonly refer to as love is never made. Love, he asserts, is one of four conditions of philosophy, one ‘truth procedure.
His definition is too pat, fitting love into his larger philosophy. It cannot be a defensive action simply to maintain the status quo. What code is in the image?
How can he, of all people, hymn bourgeois notions such as commitment and conjugal felicity? That is what I believe love to be. Love, as Badiou defines it, is a committed relationship ,ove two people, usually of opposite sexes.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Current politics frequently focuses on identity, attacking immigrants for example, and this is the enemy of love.
Alain Badiou: a life in writing | Books | The Guardian
This is hardly a fair dismissal of liberal or libertine views, but the argument is possibly not developed because the interview format doesn’t t lend itself to this sort of development. Alain Badiouvenerable Maoist, year-old soixante-huitard, vituperative excoriator of Sarkozy and Hollande and such a controversial figure in Off that when he was profiled in Marianne magazine they used the headline alani It was a failure but many interesting events are failures.
Alain Badiou is our philosopher of badilu. Theatre, he argues, bridges the gap between love and politics. His book promises something new, a re-invention of love as an act of daring and adventure to rescue it from liberals, libertines and the operators of computer dating sites alike.
Selections from Essential Works of Foucault, Fidelity, in Badiou’s view is fidelity to this bond between two people. I mean we must demonstrate that love really does have universal power, but that it is simply the opportunity we are given to enjoy a positive, creative, affirmative experience of difference. When I ask him why, Badiou explains that the success of Prqise disciplined Bolshevik party in the October Revolution spawned a series of other workers’ revolutions, notably in China in For Badiou, love is an existential project, a constantly unfolding quest for truth.
His politics starts with subjective experience, involves a truth loev and ends, fingers crossed, in a communist society. It begins with a random encounter.
It presupposes gender equality which has been fought for both theoretically and in practice, particularly pf practice in love and it presupposes colour, class and gender blindness.