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Love

Its Forms, Dimensions and Paradoxes

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Love and Hate: Are They Opposites?

    • İlham Dilman
    Pages 13-23
  3. Freud on Love and Sexuality: a Critique

    • İlham Dilman
    Pages 74-97
  4. Erich Fromm on ‘Love as an Art’

    • İlham Dilman
    Pages 117-137
  5. C.S. Lewis in Four Loves: Our Natural Loves

    • İlham Dilman
    Pages 138-154
  6. Kierkegaard on the Works of Love

    • İlham Dilman
    Pages 199-233
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 234-239

About this book

The book is concerned with questions about love: questions about its many forms, strands and aspects, and the relation in which they stand to each other. It is concerned with the way different aspects of sexual love conflict with each other, with the way self-regard and self-interest can corrupt love, and with spiritual love and its difficulties. It seeks the views of some writers who have suggested some distinctive solutions to the existential problems that love poses in the face of its obstacles: Plato, Proust, Sartre, Freud, D.H. Lawrence, Erich Fromm, C.S. Lewis, Kierkegaard, Simone Weil and Kahlil Gibran.

Keywords

  • bibliography
  • critique
  • David Herbert Lawrence
  • god
  • Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Kierkegaard
  • knowledge
  • love
  • Plato

Reviews

"Dilman's rare combination of a keen analytical mind and a profound awareness of human experience has given us one of the better philosophical books on love." - Choice

About the author

ILHAM DILMAN is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wales, Swansea. He is the author of numerous philosophical books, including Morality and the Inner Life, A Study in Plato's Gorgias (1979), Quine on Ontology, Necessity and Experience (1984), A Trilogy of Freud: Freud and Human Nature (1983), Freud and the Mind (1984), Freud, Insight and Change (1988), Love and Human Separatenes (1987), Existentialist Critiques of Cartesianism (1993), Language and Reality: Modern Perspectives on Wittgenstein (1988).

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eBook USD 89.00
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  • ISBN: 978-0-230-37956-5
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  • Own it forever
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Softcover Book USD 119.99
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Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)