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The Nature of Love: Courtly and Romantic

Irving Singer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512732
eISBN:
9780262315128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512732.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This second volume of the author’s trilogy The Nature of Love studies the ideas and ideals of medieval courtly love and nineteenth-century Romantic love, as well as the transition between these two ... More


The Concept of Romantic 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/9780262512732.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on the controversies relating to the concepts of Romantic love and courtly love. The concept of the Romantic has been more controversial because it has been argued that the term ... More


Parental and Romantic Attachment Systems: Neural Circuits, Genes, and Experiential Contributions to Interpersonal Engagement

James E. Swain

in Moving Beyond Self-Interest: Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, and the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195388107
eISBN:
9780199918386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388107.003.0042
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Intense interpersonal relationships are critical aspects of human life. Important examples are parental and romantic love. Each include a set of highly conserved behaviors and mental states that ... More


The Beginnings of Courtly and Romantic Love

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: Plato to Luther

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512725
eISBN:
9780262315111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512725.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter concludes the volume by discussing the philosophy of love from antiquity into the Middle Ages. Troubadours of the twelfth century sang of an ideal love, and out of their poetry came the ... More


Platonic Eros

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: Plato to Luther

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512725
eISBN:
9780262315111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512725.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter elaborates on how all of Western philosophy can be treated as a series of footnotes to Plato, even on theories about love. To some, Platonism may seem to be a critique of the lack of ... More


Conclusion Beyond Romantic 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/9780262512732.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter highlights the differences between courtly and Romantic love; however, it must be noted that most of the available literature on the subject tackles issues of passing from one to the ... More


Sherman’s March: Romantic Love in Documentary Films

David L. Paletz

in Understanding Love: Philosophy, Film, and Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195384512
eISBN:
9780199350452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384512.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Romantic love, the heart of many fiction films, is rare in documentary films. This essay begins by explaining its absence and shows that, when it appears, romantic love is usually depicted ... More


Medieval Romance

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/9780262512732.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Although it is believed that the romances of the Middle Ages had an insignificant effect on the lives of the people who lived during the period, this chapter will focus on the most famous medieval ... More


Romantic Love in Classical Times?: [From Ramus: Critical Studies in Greek and Roman Literature 10 (1981) 140–58.]

Niall Rudd

in The Common Spring: Essays on Latin and English Poetry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675488
eISBN:
9781781385043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675488.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The dominant definition of “romantic love” as being most closely connected to “romance” and the vernacular of France rather than Latin is challenged. Medieval courtly love, troubadours, fin amour are ... More


Novels: The Novelties and Realities of Her Life

Maroona Murmu

in Words of Her Own: Women Authors in Nineteenth-Century Bengal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199498000
eISBN:
9780199098224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498000.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

Women were taught to be discreet and reserved, to excel in domestic accomplishments and to influence only through familial affections. To gain ‘legitimate’ entry into the ‘male preserve’ of creative ... More


The Right Honourable Max Müller

Arie L. Molendijk

in Friedrich Max Müller and the Sacred Books of the East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784234
eISBN:
9780191826832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784234.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Hinduism

Chapter 1, ‘The Right Honourable Max Müller’, consists of an analysis of the life and work of Friedrich Max Müller and explores his extraordinary influence as one of the most prominent public ... More


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