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In Praise of Love

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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. Taking to heart Rimbauds famous line love needs reinventing, In Praise of Love is the celebrated French philosophers passionate treatise in defense of love. For Badiou, love is an existential project, a constantly unfolding quest for truth. This quest begins with the chance encounter, an event that forever changes two individuals, challenging them to see the world from the point of view of two rather than one. This, Badiou believes, is loves most essential transforming power.Invoking a vibrant cast of thinkers, from Kierkegaard, Plato, and de Beauvoir to Proust, Lacan, and Beckett, Badiou creates a new narrative of love in the face of twenty-first-century modernity. Moving, zealous, and wise, In Praise of Love urges us not to fear love but to see it as an adventure, a magnificent undertaking that compels us to explore others and to move away from an obsession with ourselves.


Titel: In Praise of Love
Autoren/Herausgeber: Alain Badiou

ISBN/EAN: 9781595588890

Seitenzahl: 112
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch - Newsletter
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