Way of Love

Way of Love

by Luce Irigaray, Stephen Pluhacek, Heidi Bostic
     
 
The Way of Love asks the question: How can we love each other? Here Luce Irigaray, one of the world's foremost philosophers, presents an extraordinary exploration of desire and the human heart. If Western philosophy has claimed to be a love of wisdom, it has forgotten to become a wisdom of love. We still lack words, gestures, ways of doing or thinking to approach one

Overview

The Way of Love asks the question: How can we love each other? Here Luce Irigaray, one of the world's foremost philosophers, presents an extraordinary exploration of desire and the human heart. If Western philosophy has claimed to be a love of wisdom, it has forgotten to become a wisdom of love. We still lack words, gestures, ways of doing or thinking to approach one another as humans, to enter into dialogue, to build a world where we can live together. Sameness has been the key to the construction of Western cultures and societies. Difference -- beginning with sexual difference -- can open up for us an era of inter-communication, from our most everyday exchanges to the universal interweaving of a democratic global community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826459824
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/2002
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 7.88(h) x 0.82(d)

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Meet the Author

Luce Irigaray is Director of Research in Philosophy at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. A doctor of philosophy, Luce Irigaray is also trained in linguistics, philology, psychology and psychoanalysis. Now acknowledged as a key influential thinker of our times, her work focuses on the culture of two subjects, masculine and feminine - particularly through the liberation of a feminine subjectivity - something she explores in a range of literary forms, from the philosophical to the scientific, the political and the poetic.

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