Conditions of Love : The Philosophy of Intimacy
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. We join the search for a more mature conception of love without self-deception and ask whether this is even achievable. For anyone who believes or disbelieves in love.
- Paperback | 176 pages
- 124 x 194 x 14mm | 199.58g
- 07 Feb 2002
- Penguin Books Ltd
- ALLEN LANE
- London, United Kingdom
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.
About Dr. John Armstrong
John Armstrong ia a research fellow in philosophy at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, and Director of the Aesthetics Programme there. Author of critically acclaimmed THE INTIMATE PHILOSOPHY OF ART.