The True Life (kindle / Ebook) by Alain Badiou

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Ces are pushing them in dangerous directions into the vortex of consumerism or into reactive forms of traditionalism This is a time when young people must be particularly attentive to the signs of the new and have the courage to venture forth and find out what they're capable of without being constrained by the old prejudices and hierarchical ideas of the This book puts forth some rather ridiculous ideas I ll admit it s been a good decade since I last read Badiou but I d

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The True Life

'I'm 79 years old So why on earth should I concern myself with speaking about youth' This is the uestion with which renowned French philosopher Alain Badiou begins his passionate plea to the youngToday young people at least in the West are on the brink of a new world With the decline of old traditions they now face choices than ever before Yet powerful for Alain Badiou the octogenarian Maoist and self proclaimed neo Platonist is simply a joy to read in these small outburs

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Past And if the aim of philosophy is to corrupt youth as Socrates was accused of doing this can mean only one thing to help young people see that they don't have to go down the paths already mapped out for them that they are not just condemned to obey social customs that they can create something new and propose a different direction as regards the true li A series of lectures that Badiou delivered to and about young people The opening essay isn t especially fascinating f


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  2. says:

    Alain Badiou the octogenarian Maoist and self proclaimed neo Platonist is simply a joy to read in these small outbursts of lucid writing and reflection These series of small books translated into English another one I’ve read is Black The Brilliance of a non color is highly recommended anyone who is interested This is the TL;DR versionBadiou starts the book humorously by mentioning Socrates who is condemned to death

  3. says:

    EDITEDI love the conceit of this book but the execution falters as it goes along Book versions of speeches that Badiou has been del

  4. says:

    This is a strange bird It's just an odd duck in a number of ways First it claims as the second and third sections respectively to b

  5. says:

    This book puts forth some rather ridiculous ideas I'll admit it's been a good decade since I last read Badiou but I don't remember his work being this out of touch or poorly written The basic premise concerns a series of lectures Badiou gave that are oriented towards 'the youth' While recognizing the potential absurdity of an 80 year old philosopher lecturing young folk on political participation; he also simultaneous

  6. says:

    I look up to Alain Badiou This is not his best book or his worst book 79 years of age this small book is a collection of his lectures to schools and youth groupsHe offers evocative and provocative statements as we expect from Badiou He offers some pithy commentaries on capitalism But I remain disturbed by his dis

  7. says:

    A decent uick read that might serve well sort of as an introduction to Badiou

  8. says:

    The boy will live without any Ideas because he wasn't able to undergo the maturing of a thought while the girl will live without any Ideas becau

  9. says:

    A series of lectures that Badiou delivered to and about young people The opening essay isn't especially fascinating for an

  10. says:

    The ideas in this book are really fascinating A made a summary of a book on 13 pages for myself The author has strengthen my purpose in reading philosophy and thinking And reflecting on living a life as a philosopher being a lover an artist a