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Perhaps because love is a feeling rather than a thought, there is a serious shortage of thinking on love available for the increasing number of students studying on courses devoted to the subject. This volume aims to address this lack, providing a much-needed resource that will support and enliven research across a wide range of disciplines. The essays collected here have been contributed by both established and emerging international scholars in the field, and are drawn from a variety of subject areas including continental philosophy, ethics, critical theory, psychoanalysis, feminist theory, post-colonial theory, literary theory and personal memoir. Addressing a varied but overlapping set of concerns that speak of desire, friendship, obsession, destructiveness, sympathy and loss, the writers here bring a shared commitment to the theme of love in the face of its denial and destruction in so many quarters so much of the time. In such 'dark times', it is work such as this that, perhaps, can restore our faith in the power of thinking. This volume will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers in the field, but, most of all, is intended for all readers, whether specialist or non-specialist, who wish to give some serious thought to the most human of human feelings: love.
|Publisher:||Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Thoughts of Love Gary Peters 1
Chapter 2 Little Love Affairs: Psychoanalysis, Transference and Love Fiona Peters 10
Chapter 3 Dangerous Ethics: Exploring Attachment and Destructiveness through the work of Judith Butler and Jessica Benjamin Polona Curk 28
Chapter 4 Eros and Its Discontents: On the Taming (and Un-Taming) of Love's Wild, Dangerously Unscripted Future Richard Ganis 47
Chapter 5 Love, Paranoia and the Constitution of the Hegelian Subject: From the Erotic to Master and Slave, Soldier and Philosopher Jane Connell 66
Chapter 6 From the Works to the Problem of Love: The Aporia of the Neighbour in Kierkegaard George Tsagdis 88
Chapter 7 I Want You to Be: Love as a Precondition of Freedom in the Thought of Hannah Arendt Rachel Paine 107
Chapter 8 The Art and Truth of Love: Foucault (and Lacan) on Plato's Symposium Sanna Tirkkonen 124
Chapter 9 Love and the Preciousness of the Individual Elizabeth Drummond Young 141
Chapter 10 Love and Sympathy: Building on the Legacy of Max Scheler Aleksandar Fatic 155
Chapter 11 Love through Proximity and Distance in Goethe and Benjamin Sonia Arribas 176
Chapter 12 "Excuse Me, Sir, What Does it Mean, 'To Kiss'"? Thinking Beyond Universalism and Eurocentric Ideas of Love Sarah Lawson Welsh 192
Chapter 13 A Stroll through Hell in Search of Love: Discovering Polish Responses to a Century of Suffering Gavin Cologne-Brookes 207