In Praise of Love

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5.0 X 7.2 X 0.5 inches | 0.35 pounds

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About the Author
Born in Rabat, Morocco, in 1937, Alain Badiou is a leading French philosopher. He is the author of The Meaning of Sarkozy, Being and Event, Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil, and The Communist Hypothesis. He lives in Paris. Nicholas Truong is a writer, journalist, and regular contributor to the French daily Le Monde. Peter Bush is an award-winning literary translator. He lives in Barcelona.
Praise for In Praise of Love "In just a few short chapters, Badiou lays bare his concern for love's well being in the age of consumerism and online dating."
--JSTOR Daily "Finally, the cure for the pornographic, utilitarian exchange of favors to which love has been reduced in America. Alain Badiou is our philosopher of love."
--Simon Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor at The New School for Social Research, author of The Faith of the Faithless

"Elegant and deeply human, In Praise of Love is a conversational but erudite retort to the antiseptic promises of online dating sites for 'safe love' without risk, the romantic notion that love is the ecstatic melding of two into one, and the philosophical skepticism that love is little more than a cover story for sexual lust."
--Pamela Haag, Ph.D., author of Marriage Confidential: Love in the Post-Romantic Age, columnist at Big Think magazine

Praise for Alain Badiou
"A figure like Plato or Hegel walks here among us!"
--Slavoj Zizek

"An heir to Jean-Paul Sartre and Louis Althusser."
--New Statesman