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In Praise Of Love

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By Author : Alain Badiou , Nicolas Truong 
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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.


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Title: In Praise Of Love
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Author: Alain Badiou , Nicolas Truong
Edition: EPUB
Edition: eBook , EPUB
Language: English
ISBN: 1847656587-BEEPB
EAN: 9781847656582-BEEPB
Publish Date: 2012-4-12
Binding: eBook
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