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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Only long-term, committed, sexual relationships which lead to universal truths are actually love, he says.

He distinguishes his interest in love, as explored in his own drama love’s endurancefrom the usual artistic focus on the initial event which leads to a breakthrough. It’s a construction that compels the participants to go beyond narcissism. Desire, in this case, originates with love and is the expression of a alxin of love.

You can’t buy a lover.

But isn’t such laborious commitment a pointless fuss in this age of ready pleasures and easily disposable lovers? In spite of the fact that he was a participant in May ’68 he does not address the attempt at a synthesis of desire, art and politics that was advocated by some of its badio the Situationists in particular.

Loading comments… Trouble loading? When I ask him why, Badiou explains that the success of Lenin’s disciplined Bolshevik party in bariou October Revolution spawned a series of other workers’ revolutions, notably in China in Alain Badiou Nicolas Truong.

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The New Press is a nonprofit public-interest book publisher. These are, in his view, a modern variant of arranged marriage. In the same vein, he challenges hedonistic views which provide nothing more than superficial relationships.


In Praise of Love Quotes

Just as he has been faithful to all but one of his lovers, he lve remained true to Maoism. The Ontology of Non-Being. By focusing on formal theatre he can maintain his distinction between love, art and politics but he has not addressed how theatre will not be little more than propaganda. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Notify me of new comments via email.

In Praise of Love Quotes by Alain Badiou

Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. It’s more than that. Thanks for telling us about the problem. My approach is that love is both an encounter and a construction. The world is full of new developments and love must also be something that innovates. In Praise of Love. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

The Meaning of Sarkozyin which he notoriously called the last French president “rat man” for playing on public concerns about crime and immigration. Skip to main content. He argued that there was a Socialist party tradition of colluding with right-wing racism — from Mitterrand through Jospin alaih, no doubt, alsin Hollande’s first term. I really don’t like all these theological ruminations inspired by love.

An old man tells you this! Perhaps politics and love are not, if you’re gadiou French Maoist, so very different. Can children not love?

Badiou’s book is, in a sense, its sequel and could have been entitled L’Amour n’est pas une Marchandise non plus Love Isn’t a Commodity Either. I’m not going to speak against the freedom to experiment sexually like some old arse” — “un vieux connard” — “but when you liberate sexuality, you don’t solve the problems of love. Each time we love someone that we are not supposed to, love becomes an ethical act against hate.


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. The Transgressions of Love is a book about the history, ethics, aesthetics and politics of love as radicalism. French Philosophy Since You are here Home. 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 it has been associated.

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. You may also be interested in.

And you can even be tested and suffer in the process. We’re climbing a very big ladder. The Transgressions of Love draws from a variety of sources, including philosophy, literature, art, political and cultural theory, and popular culture.

This is seen in the struggles for peace, LGBT rights, civil rights, gender equality and social justice. L ove, says France’s greatest living philosopher, “is not a contract between two narcissists. Real love is one that triumphs lastingly, sometimes painfully, over the hurdles erected by time, space and the world.

Badiou’s far-left politics were burnished in the late 60s. Philosophy Jean-Paul Sartre features. His philosophical training began in s Paris.