The Nature of Love Volume 3

The Nature of Love  Volume 3

I shall be discussing five questions, or clusters of questioning, about the nature of love that scientists have studied in recent years. I list them here before turning to each individually: (1) Is love innate in man or an acquired ...

Author: Irving Singer

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262512749

Category: Philosophy

Page: 500

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The final volume of Singer's trilogy discusses ideas about love in the work of writers ranging from Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Tolstoy to Freud, Proust, D. H. Lawrence, Shaw, and others in the contemporary world. Irving Singer's trilogy The Nature of Love has been called "majestic" (New York Times Book Review), "monumental" (Boston Globe), "one of the major works of philosophy in our century" (Nous), "wise and magisterial" (Times Literary Supplement), and a "masterpiece of critical thinking [that] is a timely, eloquent, and scrupulous account of what, after all, still makes the world go round" (Christian Science Monitor). In the third volume, Singer examines the pervasive dialectic between optimistic idealism and pessimistic realism in modern thinking about the nature of love. He begins by discussing "anti-Romantic Romantics" (focusing on Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Tolstoy), influential nineteenth-century thinkers whose views illustrate much of the ambiguity and self-contradiction that permeate thinking about love in the last hundred years. He offers detailed studies of Freud, Proust, Shaw, D. H. Lawrence, and Santayana, and he maps the ideas about love in Continental existentialism, particularly those of Sartre and de Beauvoir. Singer finally envisages a future of cooperation between pluralistic humanists and empirical scientists. This last volume of Singer's trilogy does not pretend to offer the final word on the subject, any more than do most of the philosophers he discusses, but his masterful work can take its place beside their earlier investigations into these vast and complex questions.
Categories: Philosophy

The Nature of Love Volume 2

The Nature of Love  Volume 2

What is love? 'tis not hereafter; Present mirth hath present laughter; What's to come is still unsure: In delay there lies no plenty; Then come kiss me, sweet-and-twenty, Youth's a stuff will not endure.

Author: Irving Singer

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262265225

Category: Philosophy

Page: 548

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An examination of ideas and ideals of medieval courtly love and the transition into later Romantic love, analyzing the work of Dante, Shakespeare, and Schopenhauer, among many others. Review), "monumental" (Boston Globe), "one of the major works of philosophy in our century" (Nous), "wise and magisterial" (Times Literary Supplement), and a "masterpiece of critical thinking [that] is a timely, eloquent, and scrupulous account of what, after all, still makes the world go round" (Christian Science Monitor). In the second volume, Singer studies the ideas and ideals of medieval courtly love and nineteenth-century Romantic love, as well as the transition between these two perspectives. According to the traditions of courtly love in the twelfth century and thereafter, not only God but also human beings in themselves are capable of authentic love. The pursuit of love between man and woman was seen as a splendid ideal that ennobles both the lover and the beloved. It was something more than libidinal sexuality and involved sophisticated and highly refined courtliness that emulated religious love in its ability to create a holy union between the participants. Adherents to Romantic love in later centuries, affirmed the capacity of love to effect a merging between two people who thus became one. Singer analyzes the transition from courtly to Romantic by reference to the writings of many artists beginning with Dante and ending with Richard Wagner, as well as Neoplatonist philosophers of the Italian Renaissance, Descartes, Spinoza, Rousseau, Hume, Kant, Hegel, and Schopenhauer. In relation to romanticism itself, he distinguishes between two aspects—"benign romanticism" and "Romantic pessimism"—that took on renewed importance in the twentieth century.
Categories: Philosophy

The Nature of Love Volume 1

The Nature of Love  Volume 1

Ln Revising The Nature of Love: Plato to Luther for its second edition, I have altered the presentation, and sometimes the analysis, in many places. I have not hesitated to modify ideas of mine, as well as their stylistic expression, ...

Author: Irving Singer

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262258463

Category: Philosophy

Page: 412

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An analysis of concepts of bestowal, appraisal, imagination, and idealization followed by explorations into the writings of thinkers that include Plato, Ovid, and Martin Luther. Irving Singer's trilogy The Nature of Love has been called "majestic" (New York Times Book Review), "monumental" (Boston Globe), "one of the major works of philosophy in our century" (Nous), "wise and magisterial" (Times Literary Supplement), and a "masterpiece of critical thinking [that] is a timely, eloquent, and scrupulous account of what, after all, still makes the world go round" (Christian Science Monitor). In the first volume, Singer begins by studying love as appraisal and bestowal as well as imagination and idealization. He then examines the contrasting views of Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Ovid, Lucretius, Saint Augustine, Saint Thomas Aquinas, and Martin Luther. After having described the nature of erotic idealization, Singer analyzes the religious idealization in Judeo-Christian concepts of eros, philia, nomos, and agape. Medieval Catholicism sought to combine these four ideas of love in the "caritas synthesis." Luther repudiated that attempt on the grounds that love exists only in God's agapastic bestowal of unlimited goodness upon humanity and all of nature. In relation to the different modes of theorizing, Singer explores the humanistic implications of each.
Categories: Philosophy

Shakespeare and the Nature of Love

Shakespeare and the Nature of Love

63 If Bartels and Zeki are right, then their re- search promises a neuroscientific foundation for two proverbial ideas: that love is blind and that all is fair in love and war. What I want to suggest is that Helena's romantic passion ...

Author: Marcus Nordlund

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810124233

Category: Drama

Page: 245

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The best conception of love, Marcus Nordlund contends, and hence the best framework for its literary analysis, must be a fusion of evolutionary, cultural, and historical explanation. It is within just such a bio-cultural nexus that Nordlund explores Shakespeare’s treatment of different forms of love. His approach leads to a valuable new perspective on Shakespearean love and, more broadly, on the interaction between our common humanity and our historical contingency as they are reflected, recast, transformed, or even suppressed in literary works. After addressing critical issues about love, biology, and culture raised by his method, Nordlund considers four specific forms of love in seven of Shakespeare’s plays. Examining the vicissitudes of parental love in Titus Andronicus and Coriolanus, he argues that Shakespeare makes a sustained inquiry into the impact of culture and society upon the natural human affections. King Lear offers insight into the conflicted relationship between love and duty. In two problem plays about romantic love, Troilus and Cressida and All’s Well that Ends Well, the tension between individual idiosyncrasies and social consensus becomes especially salient. And finally, in Othello and The Winter’s Tale, Nordlund asks what Shakespeare can tell us about the dark avatar of jealousy.
Categories: Drama

The Nature of Love

The Nature of Love

Lee Hiller This is a book about Love, Love of another, Love of Nature and Love of Self. I have combined my daily Twitter Love muses for my Beloved Rick and my Love of sharing Nature via photography. It is my hope you will find Peace ...

Author: Lee Hiller

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780615409702

Category: Poetry

Page: 76

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"Philosophers live in search of truth, beauty, goodness, and unity. You'll experience all four of these transcendental ideals reflected here. Allow them to enter your mind and heart. Then go and do your best to cultivate them anew in your life and your world." Dr Tom V Morris Nature of Love Apparel and Home Decor featuring photographs and muses from this book are available from LeeHiller.com Thank You for purchasing my book. Much Love, Lee
Categories: Poetry

The Nature of Love

The Nature of Love

cending nature. Love turned into a supernatural device, and in Christianity it became the very essence of God. In the ancient and the medieval world philosophical idealizations were primarily transcendental. And possibly the concept of ...

Author: Irving Singer

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005631929

Category: Love

Page: 395

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Categories: Love

The Nature of Love

The Nature of Love

Judith Wright ! The Nature of Love Judith Wright SUN BOOKS MELBOURNE Sun.

Author: Judith Wright

Publisher: Melbourne, Sun

ISBN: UCAL:$B120061

Category: Australian fiction

Page: 182

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Categories: Australian fiction

A Treatise on the Nature of Influx Or Of Intercourse Between the Soul and Body

A Treatise on the Nature of Influx  Or  Of Intercourse Between the Soul and Body

That from this fpiritual fire of love proceeds even fenfible heat , appears from its effects in human nature , efpecially where the paffion of love becomes exalted to any degree of fervent zeal ; nay , the warmth of the blood , which is ...

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435058044660

Category: Cosmology

Page: 188

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Categories: Cosmology

The Nature of Christ

The Nature of Christ

God does impute our sin onto His Son(and thus Himself) in accordance with Hisnature of Love. Would you notpayyour neighbor fora window ofhis that your son broke?Of course,you would—becauseyou love your son!

Author: Rosario D’Souza, Ph.D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493163243

Category: Religion

Page: 126

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The Bible tells us that God became man. This man was Jesus Christ. This book digs deeply into the Bible to explore the nature of this transformation in great detail. It provides insight into what really happened, why it happened, and why Satan has been trying his best to keep the real truth under covers for the past 20 centuries. This book is an eye-opener, but not a light read. If you read this book, read it slowly, carefully, thoughtfully, boldly and thoroughly.
Categories: Religion

Now Concerning Spiritual Things

Now Concerning Spiritual Things

In 1 Corinthians 13:4–7, Paul identifies love by offering both positive and negative expressions of the authentic nature or character of love. He says, “Love is patient, love is kind, not envious, love does not boast itself, ...

Author: Fitzroy John Willis

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532680465

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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In a pluralistic world of competing truth claims, how can one discern what is truly representative of God? How can we live and communicate what is authentically "spiritual?" How do we bridge the religious impasse between believers and a post-Christendom and pluralistic context where individuals may consider themselves to be spiritual, yet are offended by the person of Jesus? Can relativism be an effective means of evaluating truth from falsehood? What role should race, gender, and socioeconomic background play in society and the church? These are just a few of the questions this study addresses in presenting a more balanced, dialogical, and biblical criterion for authentic spirituality. The insights on how to discern, live, and communicate what is authentically spiritual are significant for interreligious and ecumenical dialogue across denominations. These insights contribute a way to more effectively communicate divine truths to all, for it is conversant with various sources of knowledge about God and is accountable to feedback from these sources of truth. For example, tacit knowledge such as that derived from faith, and spiritual gifts, as well as rational, or philosophical claims to truth, along with Western, Eastern, and Southern modes of thinking, are all incorporated.
Categories: Religion