By C. D. C. Reeve
Love's confusions are legion. We promise to like, yet we won't love at will. Love God, we are commanded, yet we can't love on command. And given the vicissitudes of self-love, no matter if lets love our friends as we like ourselves, wouldn't it be a superb factor to take action? those are many of the paradoxes that sometimes lead philosophers to oversimplify love--and that draw C. D. C. Reeve to discover it in all its complexity, trying to find the teachings to be came across inside love's confusions. starting from Plato, who wrote so eloquently at the topic, to writers as different as Shakespeare, Proust, Forster, Beckett, Huxley, Lawrence, and Larkin, Reeve brings the gigantic assets of Western literature and philosophy to endure at the query of affection. As he explores the origins of Western inspiration at the topic, he additionally turns to the origins of person experience--the courting of mom and baby, the template of all attainable diversifications of love--and to the perspectives of such theorists as Freud, Melanie Klein, and Carol Gilligan. whilst, he makes use of the tale of the prototypical absent father, Odysseus, to illustrate the significance of reconciling a hope for tenderness with a wish for energy if we're to utilize love's potentials. love in mild of the classical international and Christianity, and in its complicated courting with pornography, violence, sadomasochism, delusion, sentimentality, and jealousy, Reeve invitations us to imagine extra greatly approximately love, and to discover the confusions that necessarily end result to be inventive instead of demanding. (20050603)
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