Love Between Equals

Love Between Equals

by John Morgan Wilson
     
 

Everyone loves something or somebody, and most people are concerned with loving another person like themselves, all equal. This book is based on the belief that getting clear about the concept and meaning of love between equals is essential for success in our practical lives. For how can we love properly unless we have a fairly clear idea of what love is? The book

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Everyone loves something or somebody, and most people are concerned with loving another person like themselves, all equal. This book is based on the belief that getting clear about the concept and meaning of love between equals is essential for success in our practical lives. For how can we love properly unless we have a fairly clear idea of what love is? The book is written in ordinary language and for the ordinary person, without jargon or philosophical technicalities. It aims to show that love between equals involves a single basic disposition, though that disposition expresses itself in various ways. Thus, after an introduction explaining the need for analysis and clarification, the author then deals in order with love as desire or need; with intrinsic friendship and sharing the self; with basic difficulties concerning power, dependence, altruism and paranoia; with sex and erotic love; and finally with the value in human life of love between equals. The work as a whole gives clear, coherent and practical guidance for all who wish to grasp what such love is really like.

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In ordinary language, for people who would like a fuller understanding of their love for other people, Wilson (education, Oxford U.) explains how analysis and clarification can be of benefit, then discusses love as desire or as need; intrinsic friendship and sharing the self; basic difficulties concerning power, dependence, altruism, and paranoia; sex and erotic love; and the value of love between equals in human life. He also suggests how the concepts can be applied in real relationships. No index, slender bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312127299
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/15/1995
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

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