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Love and Friendship

Jeffrey Blustein

in Care and Commitment: Taking the Personal Point of View

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067996
eISBN:
9780199852895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067996.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses love and friendship. It provides explanation of love that is directly targeted on a particular person and sets aside the love of inanimate objects, of God, of humanity in ... More


Conclusion

Hugh White

in Nature, Sex, and Goodness in a Medieval Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187301
eISBN:
9780191674693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187301.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter suggests that the unsatisfactoriness of the natural for Chaucer and Gower was inevitable because they were much concerned with nature as promoter of sexual love; and in late medieval ... More


Gower

Hugh White

in Nature, Sex, and Goodness in a Medieval Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187301
eISBN:
9780191674693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187301.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The significance of nature for Gower is apparent simply in the frequency with which he uses nature terms. This chapter deals mainly with Confessio Amantis, Gower's great English work. Most of this ... More


Toward a Modern Theory of Love

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: The Modern World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512749
eISBN:
9780262315135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512749.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses and tries to answer questions about the nature of sexual love. Finding clarification in this area will allow a deeper study of the other kinds of love and demonstrate how they ... More


Sexual Love

Irving Singer

in Meaning in Life: The Pursuit of Love

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262513579
eISBN:
9780262259194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262513579.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the nature of sexual love. It divides sexual love into three distinct though often overlapping elements: the libidinal, the erotic, and the romantic. It shows that sexual love ... More


Puritans and Rationalists

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: Courtly and Romantic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512732
eISBN:
9780262315128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512732.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter highlights the importance of married love among the Puritans in England and America. Married love carried with it a social and religious relevance. For John Milton, one of its greatest ... More


Our Present Condition

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: The Modern World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512749
eISBN:
9780262315135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512749.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the present condition and how the romance novels of today resemble the romances that captivated the attention of readers or listeners in the Hellenistic period, the Middle Ages, ... More


William Shakespeare Philosopher of Love

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: Courtly and Romantic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512732
eISBN:
9780262315128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512732.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores the works of Shakespeare and how they relate to the reality of Renaissance love theory. Like Lorenzo de’ Medici, Shakespeare had no faith in religious concepts promising a ... More


Meaning in Life: The Pursuit of Love

Irving Singer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262513579
eISBN:
9780262259194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262513579.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The trilogy The Nature of Love traced the development of the concept of love in history and literature from the Greeks to the twentieth century. This second volume returns to the subject of earlier ... More


Introduction Concepts of Love in the West

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: Courtly and Romantic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512732
eISBN:
9780262315128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512732.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the history of love and the theory of historians of a world without love or a concept of it; according to some historians, sexual love, or the love between a man and a woman, ... More


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