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"An extraordinary book on sex and civilization....An important contribution to contemporary morality."—Newsweek
The heart of man's dilemma, according to Rollo May, is the failure to understand the real meaning of love and will, their source and interrelation. Bringing fresh insight to these concepts, May shows how we can attain a deeper consciousness.

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Overview

"An extraordinary book on sex and civilization....An important contribution to contemporary morality."—Newsweek
The heart of man's dilemma, according to Rollo May, is the failure to understand the real meaning of love and will, their source and interrelation. Bringing fresh insight to these concepts, May shows how we can attain a deeper consciousness.

The heart of the dilemma of modern man is our failure to understand the real meanings of love and will, their sources and their interrelations. In bringing fresh insight and interpretation to these concepts, May shows how we can attain a deeper consciousness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393010800
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/1969
  • Edition description: 1st ed.
  • Pages: 1
  • Lexile: 1290L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Rollo May (1909-1994) was an influential existential psychologist and the author of Love and Will, The Courage to Create, and The Discovery of Being.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     9
Introduction: Our Schizoid World     13
Problems as Prophetic     18
The Artist and the Neurotic     21
The Neurotic as Predictive     24
The Emergence of Apathy     27
Love
Paradoxes of Sex and Love     37
Sexual Wilderness     39
Salvation Through Technique     43
The New Puritanism     45
Freud and Puritanism     48
Motives of the Problem     53
Revolt Against Sex     59
Eros in Conflict with Sex     64
The Return of Repressed Eros     65
What Is Eros?     72
Eros in Plato     77
Freud and Eros     81
The Union of Eros: A Case Study     89
Eros Sickening     94
Love and Death     99
Love As the Intimation of Mortality     100
Death and the Obsession with Sex     105
The Tragic Sense in Love     109
The Tragic and Separation     111
Contraceptives and the Tragic     117
Love and the Daimonic     122
Defining the Daimonic     123
Objections to the Term     129
The Daimonicin Primitive Psychotherapy     131
Some Historical Soundings     135
Love and the Diamonic     145
The Daimonic in Dialogue     154
Dialogue and Integration     155
Stages of the Daimonic     159
The Daimonic and the Anonymous     161
The Daimonic and Knowledge     164
Naming the Daimonic     167
Naming of the Daimonic in Therapy     172
Will
The Will in Crisis     181
Undermining of Personal Responsibility     182
Contradiction in Will     185
The Case of John     189
Will in Psychoanalysis     194
Illusion and Will     196
Wish and Will     202
The Demise of Will Power     204
Freud's Anti-Will System     207
The Wish     208
Illness As the Inability to Wish     212
Lack of Capacity to Wish     215
William James and Will     218
Intentionality     223
The Roots of Intentionality     225
Examples from Psychoanalysis     231
Perception and Intentionality     235
The Body and Intentionality     238
Will and Intentionality      241
Intentionality in Therapy     246
Case of Preston     248
Stages in Therapy     262
From Wish to Will     266
Wish and Will to Decision     267
Human Freedom     268
Love and Will
The Relation of Love and Will     275
Love and Will Blocking Each Other     276
Impotence As an Example     280
Imagination and Time     281
Union of Love and Will     283
The Meaning of Care     287
Care in Love and Will     289
The Mythos of Care     293
Care in Our Day     303
Communion of Consciousness     307
Love as Personal     309
Aspects of the Love Act     313
Creating of Consciousness     316
Love, Will, and the Forms of Society     320
Notes     326
Index     344
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