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The Philosophy of (Erotic) Love
     

The Philosophy of (Erotic) Love

by Robert C. Solomon, Kathleen M. Higgins
 
"Stunning! This brilliant interdisciplinary collection is as provocative, enchanting, and richly rewarding as its topic. Unrivaled in scope and richness, blending classic and contemporary readings on love, here is a wellspring of insights-for scholars, students, and general readers alike."—Mike W. Martin, author of Self-Deception and Morality

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"Stunning! This brilliant interdisciplinary collection is as provocative, enchanting, and richly rewarding as its topic. Unrivaled in scope and richness, blending classic and contemporary readings on love, here is a wellspring of insights-for scholars, students, and general readers alike."—Mike W. Martin, author of Self-Deception and Morality

Author Biography: Robert C. Solomon is Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. Among his most important publications are Love: Emotion, Myth, and Metaphor; About Love: Reinventing Romance for Our Times; and The Passions.

Kathleen M. Higgins is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of The Music of Our Lives and Nietzsche's Zarathustra.

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Booknews
Thirty-nine selections are grouped into four sections, two of which comprise established writings on love, from Plato and Sappho to some modern feminists and critics of love. The other two consist of new essays by contemporary thinkers--many of them solicited for this volume; some discuss the texts presented in the first two sections, while others represent new attempts to define and understand love. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"Stunning! This brilliant interdisciplinary collection is as provocative, enchanting, and richly rewarding as its topic. Unrivaled in scope and richness, blending classic and contemporary readings on love, here is a wellspring of insights for scholars, students, and general readers alike."—Mike W. Martin, author of Self-Deception and Morality In the end one loves one’s desire and not what is desired.—Friedrich Nietzsche Free love? As if love is anything but free!—Emma Goldman I know of no more frequently cited word than love . . . Shouldn𔉕t this support the suspicion, along with rump-shaped hearts on bumper stickers . . . that in our language there may be no more bankrupt a word? Still these days bankruptcy does not prevent one from continuing to do very profitable business.—William Gass Love is a kind of war, and no assignment for cowards.—Ovid Every man carries within him the eternal image of woman . . . Even if no woman existed, it would still be possible to deduce from this unconscious image exactly how a woman would have to be constituted physically.—Carl Jung Love as a virtue? The passion that makes fools of us all and has led to the demise of Anthony, Cleopatra, young Romeo, Juliet and King Kong? Love is nice but it is not a virtue. Maybe it is not even nice.—Robert C. Solomon

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700604791
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
06/28/1991
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

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