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Conditions of Love : The Philosophy of Intimacy

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This title raises one of the deepest and most puzzling questions we can put to ourselves 'What is Love?'. Drawing on writers and thinkers as diverse as Plato, Tolstoy, Freud and Stendhal, John Armstrong explores how our perception of love is formed by culture and history. This title is suitable for anyone who believes or disbelieves in love.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 118 x 192 x 14mm | 140.62g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • index
  • 0140294716
  • 9780140294712
  • 84,175

Table of contents

The romantic vision; "love is really x"; love's evolution; why love has a history; the perfect union; love as education; recognition; a creative eye; possession; imagination; infatuation; blind cupid; imagination (again); categories; conflict and interpretation; the good of the other; charity; love and the meaning of life; incommensurable desires; sexuality; love's increase; maturity.

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About Dr. John Armstrong

John Armstrong is the author of THE INTIMATE PHILOSOPHY OF LOVE. A philosopher at the University of Melbourne

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