In Praise Of Love

In Praise Of Love

Badiou, Alain

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A new century, new threats to love . . .

Love without risks is like war without deaths - but, today, love is threatened by an alliance of liberalism and hedonism. Caught between consumerism and casual sexual encounters devoid of passion, love - without the key ingredient of chance - is in danger of withering on the vine.

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 bombs. He develops a new take on love that sees it as an adventure, and an opportunity for re-invention, in a constant exploration of otherness and difference that leads the individual out of an obsession with identity and self.

Liberal, libertine and libertarian reductions of love to instant pleasure and non-commitment bite the dust as Badiou invokes a supporting cast of thinkers from Plato to Lacan via Karl Marx to form a new narrative of romance, relationships and sex - a narrative that does not fear love.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781846687792
BY (AUTHOR) Badiou, Alain, BY (AUTHOR) Truong, Nicolas
PUBLISHER : Profile Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : April 12, 2012
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Serpent's Tail
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 177 mm x 113 mm
WEIGHT : 120 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Philosophy & Religion