In Praise of Love

This is the reading for July 28

Love is an idea that we all have an investment in.  We like to love, and we like to be loved.  For Alain Badiou, this is because love produces truths.  Against those who would make love nothing other than the handmaiden of reproduction, or who believe it is merely a covering for the empty repetition of sex, Badiou claims it is a construction of a world from the point of view of Two, an enduring process that begins with a chance encounter.  Continue reading