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Love and the Abyss: An Essay on Finitude and Value
     

Love and the Abyss: An Essay on Finitude and Value

by Ralph Ellis
 

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ISBN-10: 0812694570

ISBN-13: 2900812694573

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company

In an ultra competitive culture over concerned with the appearance of invulnerability, people become susceptible to the existential threats that undermine a sense of well being: alienation, powerlessness, relative insignificance, and death. Using traditional pathways to "transcendent value experiences," Ralph Ellis explains love's ability to support a sense of

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In an ultra competitive culture over concerned with the appearance of invulnerability, people become susceptible to the existential threats that undermine a sense of well being: alienation, powerlessness, relative insignificance, and death. Using traditional pathways to "transcendent value experiences," Ralph Ellis explains love's ability to support a sense of intrinsic worth and alleviate existential fears. Students of philosophy and psychology and readers interested in history, romantic love, and cultural critique will appreciate the depth of discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900812694573
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
271

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