The Scientification of Love / Edition 2

The Scientification of Love / Edition 2

by Michel Odent
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853434760

ISBN-13: 9781853434761

Pub. Date: 12/14/1999

Publisher: International Specialized Book Services

Love has been the realm of poets, artists, and philosophers throughout history, until recently, where it has been studied from a number of scientific perspectives. What the scientists are missing, argues author Michel Odent, is that love is vital as a strategy for the survival of the human race. Aggression and domination are no longer what we need to have an…  See more details below

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Love has been the realm of poets, artists, and philosophers throughout history, until recently, where it has been studied from a number of scientific perspectives. What the scientists are missing, argues author Michel Odent, is that love is vital as a strategy for the survival of the human race. Aggression and domination are no longer what we need to have an evolutionary advantage. What we need is the capacity to love. With a foreword by Miriam Stoppard, The Scientification of Love weaves together data from a multitude of disciplines, offering a number of insightful and exciting explanations and making the case for the adoption of radical new strategies for human survival. With maternal love as the prototype for all types of love, the book examines the short, but critical, time just after birth which has long-term consequences for our future capacity to love. The Scientification of Love looks at love holistically and in terms of the hormones which affect it in different parts of life, helping us to understand the conflict between civilization and the natural state of the human race. Originally published in 1999, revised in 2001, and now released in paperback for 2014, this controversial and fascinating book by the world renowned Michel Odent - an influential pioneer in the history of childbirth and health research - is still truly groundbreaking. [Subject: Psychology, Family Studies]

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853434761
Publisher:
International Specialized Book Services
Publication date:
12/14/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Preface
Introduction - The Power of Love1
1Prehistory - The Unbroken Mirror3
2Learning from Ducklings, Sheep and Monkeys6
3Love Hormones and Childbirth9
4The Primal Health Research Perspective14
5The Ethnological Approach - Comparing Cultures21
6Birth Reborn27
7Sexuality as a Whole34
8Sexual Attractiveness44
9The Physiology of Romantic Love49
10Who's my Mother?55
11Love of Animals for Humans60
12Orgasmic States, Ecstatic States and Mystical Emotions64
13Love of the Whole73
14Links between Birthing and Praying77
15Releasing the Brakes with Water82
16Love at a Molecular Level90
Babyist' Interlude 1The Twenty-Second Century from the Baby's Perspective96
Babyist' Interlude 2Don't Bite Your Mum!101
Linguistic Note: About the Suffix '-ation'103
17Science-Tradition Convergence104
18Homo Ecologicus109
Index114

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