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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 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 simultaneously manages to misunderstand or misrepresent so many aspects of youth culture as he identifies it This is also ignoring that he spends a large portion of the introduction lamenting about Socrates trial over corruption of the youth His primary takeaway from talking about Plato s depiction of Socrates is the he too seeks to be a corrupter of youth as a Philosopher King Almost completely untouched upon is the history and social context for that trial or why Socrates was tried and convictedMany of his sweeping generalizations and proofs are either poorly supported or simply factually inaccurate One claim that is central to his argument is that there are no longer rituals to mark entry into adulthood because mandatory military service is gone What a culturally myopic assumption The barbat mitzvah the uincea era age limits on activities like driving and drinking school graduations All of these things persist to mark entry into adulthood Not to mention there are countries where mandatory national andor military service still exists or never existed in the first place And there were so many instances of the examples Badiou chose to use simply not supporting his argument At one point when discussing why he assumed Occupy Wall Street failed as a movement he asserted it was because a all of the participants were middle class b they never made any effort to make alliances with the working poor Then literally on the next page of the book when trying to illustrate good examples of this type of alliance he cites chapters of the Occupy moment working together with local labor groups like Occupy Oakland protesting in solidarity with the dockworkers at the Port of OaklandAnd none of this even touches on the absurdity of the fact that the last two chapters are divided into boys and girls concerns did you know that Feminism as project has only ever had one issue According to Badiou it s women s independence from men Who knew Reputation 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 Alfablot some rather ridiculous ideas I ll admit it Wild Gypsy Rose (Royals of Cardenas Book 4) s been a good decade Heads of the Colored People 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 A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults 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 The Syrian Rebellion simultaneously manages to misunderstand or misrepresent The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road so many aspects of youth culture as he identifies it This is also ignoring that he Lovers Destined spends a large portion of the introduction lamenting about Socrates trial over corruption of the youth His primary takeaway from talking about Plato Prima che tu dica «Pronto» s depiction of Socrates is the he too Sweeter Than Wine seeks to be a corrupter of youth as a Philosopher King Almost completely untouched upon is the history and Lady Ariana social context for that trial or why Socrates was tried and convictedMany of his Milk And Honey sweeping generalizations and proofs are either poorly Centerburg Tales: More Adventures of Homer Price supported or The Substitute Bride simply factually inaccurate One claim that is central to his argument is that there are no longer rituals to mark entry into adulthood because mandatory military The English Wife service is gone What a culturally myopic assumption The barbat mitzvah the uincea era age limits on activities like driving and drinking What's Great About Puerto Rico? 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'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 Update later with review জামশেদ মুস্তফির হাড় should I concern myself with Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin 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 Update later with review

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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 for anyone familiar with the rest of Badiou s oeuvre but the remainder of the collection is worth a look Badiou s thesis about the breakdown in the symbolic initiation of young men resonates with a millenial generation trapped in arrested development and his analysis of the situation of young women while occasionally showing its age has contemporary relevance for anyone interested in ongoing feminist discussions and controversies


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    Update later with review

  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 condemne

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    EDITEDI love the conceit of this book but the execution falters as it goes along Book versions of speeches that Badiou has been delivering to the young around France Helping them to think about how to imagine a new different better future than this dismal present I love that ideaAnd it starts strong The first chapter which is the first half of the book is great Very accessible readable perceptive about the way

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    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 be delivered to and for boys and girls Despite Badiou's claims it is clearly not for boys and girls The material Badiou covers and the logic he uses are far far too advanced for actual kids He

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    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 th

  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

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

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    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 beca

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    A series of lectures that Badiou delivered to and about young people The opening essay isn't especially fascinating for anyone familiar with the rest of Badiou's oeuvre but the remainder of the collection is worth a look Badiou's thesis about the breakdown in the symbolic initiation of young men resonates with a millenial generation trapped in arrested development and his analysis of the situation of young women while occasionally showing

  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 political activist need to have passion for science and thinking and be always ready to uestion myself I don't need to live a life 'in one day' nor 'live for tomorrow' There is a third path called 'the

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