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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Could his description not rationalize sexual abstinence outside of committed relationships, for example? Although analogous, Badiou argues that politics and love differ in that the first is about collective possibilities whereas love is only about a twosome.

Follow SubSense on WordPress. Truth is a construction after the event.

Desire, in this case, originates with love and is the expression of a declaration of love. The New Press is a nonprofit public-interest book publisher. He feels that theatre and love both combine thought and the body, and require declaration, repetition and practice. That’s to say they made an attack on the communist state itself to revolutionise communism.

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Praies argued that there was a Socialist party tradition of colluding with right-wing racism — from Mitterrand through Jospin and, no doubt, into Hollande’s first term. Those links helped me reinvent myself as a human subject. Badiou will shortly publish a book of conversations between Lacan and his biographer, Elisabeth Roudinesco. 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.


Support The New Press. He defines his “real politics” in opposition to what he pgaise “parliamentary cretinism”.

Love, as he defines it with reference to Plato, is a quest for truth. In order that love lasts one has to reinvent oneself. His politics starts with subjective experience, involves a truth procedure and ends, fingers crossed, in a communist society. He puts it philosophically: Skip to main content. This is something more like impotence than the bold and reinvigorated love we are promised. The same with science: It’s more than that.

Selections from Essential Works of Foucault, We all love truth, according to Badiou.

Everybody wants a contract that guarantees them against risk. Jacques Lacan argued that sexual relationships don’t exist. Love is socialized by the family while the possibilities of politics are controlled by the state. 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. An old man tells you this! Like communism, he argues that, in love, origins don’t matter and there is an acceptance of difference.


It’s a construction that compels the participants to go beyond narcissism. Badiou’s own definition of love is shaped by these struggles.

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This site uses cookies. In a world rife with consumerism, where online dating promises risk-free romance and love is all too often seen only as a variant of desire and hedonism, Alain Badiou believes that love is under threat. In his new book, Badiou writes about his love life. In his concluding remarks about French politics, Badiou perceptively speaks about how love has historically become attached to the movement between reaction and revolution, although this could be developed much further.

Unlike Sartre, he has appeared in a Jean-Luc Godard film – as a philosopher lecturer on a luxury cruise ship in ‘s Film Socialisme. Nor does he speak of street theatre.