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Love's Philosophy - Richard White

Paperback Published: 28th November 2001
ISBN: 9780742512573
Number Of Pages: 160

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Love comes in many forms and touches all our lives, and despite its changing history, it remains constant in human experience. Love's Philosophy explores the basic expressions of love. In this book, White looks at friendship, romance, parenthood, and humanitarian love in classical and contemporary perspective. He argues that the philosophical oblivion of love has been a mistake. By examining both the historical and contemporary formations of love, he proposes alternative models to guide both our thinking and our experience of loving.

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A lovely book, written with grace and love for his subject. . . . White presents a balanced and powerful account of love that incorporates strong emotional connectedness with a moral responsiveness to the needs of the other. White stresses the deep bond between love and self-fulfillment and sees clearly the ways in which this overcomes the false dichotomy between selfishness and altruism. He traces his theme of self-fulfillment through four forms of love--friendship, romantic love, parental love, and love of humanity--and does an excellent job of integrating the contemporary discussion of these issues with his position.--Lawrence M. Hinman, director, The Values Institute

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Friendship and the Goodp. 13
The Value of Romantic Lovep. 45
From Parents to Childrenp. 77
For the Love of Humanityp. 107
Afterwordp. 139
Notesp. 145
Bibliographyp. 151
Indexp. 157
About the Authorp. 161
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ISBN: 9780742512573
ISBN-10: 0742512576
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 28th November 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.88  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.26