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The Nature of Love: The Modern World
     

The Nature of Love: The Modern World

by Irving Singer
 

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one-liner: The final volume of Singer's trilogy discusses ideas about love in the work of writers ranging from Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Tolstoy to Freud, Proust, D. H. Lawrence,Shaw, and others in the contemporary world.

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one-liner: The final volume of Singer's trilogy discusses ideas about love in the work of writers ranging from Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Tolstoy to Freud, Proust, D. H. Lawrence,Shaw, and others in the contemporary world.

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Library Journal
Far from being incompatible with the lovers' mutual understanding or successful marriage, romantic love is part of the search for and a possible element in a long-term relationship, Singer argues. He examines the putative antithesis in the writings of anti-romantics Kierkegaard, Tolstoy, and Nietzsche; discusses accounts of love by 20th-century writers, including Freud, Proust, Lawrence, Santayana, and the existentialists; and touches on some modern scientific theorizing. A sizeable final chapter presents his own views. This volume is as fascinating as its predecessors ( LJ 5/1/66; LJ 11/15/84); in scope and attention to detail, the entire work will not soon be equalled. Robert Hoffman, York Coll . , CUNY
Booknews
**** Concludes the set (cited in BCL3) examining the many philosophies of love. Singer (philosophy, MIT) shows the failures and survivals of courtly and Romantic love in the 20th century; reviews the theories of such writers as Freud, Lawrence, Shaw, and Sartre; and considers the impact of recent concepts in psychoanalysis, ethology, sociobiology, and other life sciences. Reprint of the cloth set. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262512749
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/27/2009
Series:
The Irving Singer Library
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Irving Singer is Professor of Philosophy at MIT. In addition to his two trilogies, The Nature of Love and Meaning in Life, he is the author of manyother books, including four on film aesthetics published by the MIT Press: Reality Transformed: Film as Meaning and Technique; Three Philosophical Filmmakers: Hitchcock, Welles, Renoir; Ingmar Bergman, Cinematic Philosopher: Reflections on His Creativity; and Cinematic Mythmaking: Philosophy in Film.

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