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- DescriptionIn 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 Rimbaud s famous line love needs reinventing, <i>In Praise of Love</i> is the celebrated French philosopher s 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 love s 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, <i>In Praise of Love</i> urges us t 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.
- Author BiographyBorn in Rabat, Morocco, in 1937, <b>Alain Badiou</b> is a leading French philosopher. He is the author of <i>The Meaning of Sarkozy</i>, <i>Being and Event</i>, <i>Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil</i>, and <i>The Communist Hypothesis</i>. He lives in Paris. <b>Nicholas Truong</b> is a writer, journalist, and regular contributor to the French daily <i>Le Monde</i>. <b>Peter Bush</b> is an award-winning literary translator. He lives in Barcelona.
- Author(s)Alain Badiou
- PublisherNew Press
- Date of Publication27/11/2012
- SubjectHistory of Ideas & Popular Philosophy
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNew Press
- Weight159 g
- Width127 mm
- Height183 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Translated byPeter Bush
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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