Learning to Love

Learning to Love

by John Morgan Wilson
     
 

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Nobody thinks love is unimportant, but we are not as clear as we should be about what love involves, and about what it is to learn to love. This book is primarily concerned with personal love between the sexes (or between members of the same sex). It is a mixture of analytic philosophy and depth-psychology, but free from jargon and technicality. Its main aim is to

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Nobody thinks love is unimportant, but we are not as clear as we should be about what love involves, and about what it is to learn to love. This book is primarily concerned with personal love between the sexes (or between members of the same sex). It is a mixture of analytic philosophy and depth-psychology, but free from jargon and technicality. Its main aim is to help us understand the nature and value of love, and to grasp the difficulties we have to face when engaging with it.

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Engaging the tools of analytical philosophy and psychology to fathom the mysteries of love, Wilson (educational studies, Oxford U.) treats the provocative issues of whether the sexes need each other (the answer being neither a resounding 'yes' nor post-feminist 'no'); being a sex object; morality and sharing; trust between the sexes; sex, fantasy, and communication; dignity and allied concepts; ambivalence and affection; and recovering the self (i.e. becoming conscious of parts of the self within a , which happens to be a 1995 title by the author.) Lacks an index despite CiP notes to the contrary. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312228576
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.45(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.89(d)

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John Wilson is Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford.

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