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 Sexuality and Religious Passion: The Somatics of Spiritual Transformation

Robert C. Fuller

in Spirituality in the Flesh: Bodily Sources of Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369175
eISBN:
9780199871186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369175.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Sexuality represents a powerful life force within us, constituting our body's grand biological imperative. It should not surprise us, then, that our erotic energies often flow naturally into ... More


Romantic Love and Personal Autonomy

Marilyn Friedman

in Autonomy, Gender, Politics

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195138504
eISBN:
9780199785902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138503.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the ideal of a merger, fusion, or union of lovers in heterosexual romantic love. It explores a recent cultural ideal of love that places value on personal autonomy in romantic ... More


The Virtue of (Erotic) Love

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

I suggest that erotic love is (or can be) a virtue. I contest both the cynicism and the vacuousness in much of the love literature. I argue that love is a historical emotion, involving a great deal ... More


Sex, Romance, and Friendship

Daniel J. Hruschka

in Friendship: Development, Ecology, and Evolution of a Relationship

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265462
eISBN:
9780520947887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265462.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter suggests that Oprah Winfrey's description of a friendship raises important questions about how sex, romance, and friendship fit together. Is it possible to have a “romantic” friendship ... More


The History of Romantic Love in Sub-Saharan Africa: between Interest and Emotion: Raleigh Lecture on History

Megan Vaughan

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter looks at the history of romantic love in Sub-Saharan Africa. This text comes from a lecture given at the British Academy's 2009 Raleigh Lecture on History. This text attempts to explore ... More


Neighbour‐Love, Natural Loves, and Social Relations

C. Stephen Evans

in Kierkegaard's Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Obligations

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199272174
eISBN:
9780191602061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272174.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

When Kierkegaard tells us that we must not make ‘distinctions’ in our love, he does not mean that neighbour-love cannot coexist with such natural loves as romantic love and friendship. On the ... More


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


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


Lessons of Love (and Plato's Symposium)

Robert C. Solomon

in True to Our Feelings: What Our Emotions Are Really Telling Us

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368536
eISBN:
9780199852031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368536.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter turns to perhaps the most overdiscussed emotion: love. It focuses on eros, which is the word Plato uses. It is erotic or sexual, or what we now (since the romantic period) call ... More


Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Ron Johnston (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume contains sixteen chapters which contain the text of lectures delivered at the British Academy in 2008–10. From romantic love in sub-Saharan Africa to the British industrial revolution, ... More


False Pleasures and Romantic Love

Eugene Garver

in Spinoza and the Cunning of Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226575568
eISBN:
9780226575735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226575735.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 4 explores a specific pathology of the human imagination, that of romantic love. The cunning of imagination appears here: romantic love is a parody of devotion to God. In contrast to the ... More


Autonomy, Gender, Politics

Marilyn Friedman

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195138504
eISBN:
9780199785902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138503.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Women have historically been prevented from living autonomously by systematic injustice, subordination, and oppression. The lingering effects of these practices have prompted many feminists to view ... More


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


‘At Once Above—Beneath Her Sex’: The Heroine in Male-authored Regency Verse Romance

Caroline Franklin

in Byron's Heroines

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112303
eISBN:
9780191670763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112303.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Male-authored Regency verse romances, published in the first fifteen years of the century, are examined initially as a group with regard to their ideology of gender. Irene Tayler and Gina Luria have ... More


The Positive Psychology of Romantic Love

Jennifer M. Tomlinson and Arthur Aron

in Positive Psychology of Love

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199791064
eISBN:
9780199345199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791064.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Romantic love can be one of life’s most exhilarating and meaningful experiences, providing strong potential for self-growth. Recent research suggests that many positive processes occur within healthy ... More


Happy endings and ideology

James MacDowell

in Happy Endings in Hollywood Cinema: Cliché, Convention and the Final Couple

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748680177
eISBN:
9780748693825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680177.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Hollywood ‘happy ending’ is almost universally taken to be inherently ideological conservative, in part because of traditions in literary and film theory that portray narrative closure itself as ... More


Friendship and Love

in The Libertine's Friend: Homosexuality and Masculinity in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226857923
eISBN:
9780226857954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226857954.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the concept of friendship in relation to love between men in late Imperial China. It argues that the very concept of love circulating in late Ming culture was fundamentally ... More


Blushing Brides: Engagement

Anya Jabour

in Scarlett's Sisters: Young Women in the Old South

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831014
eISBN:
9781469605166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887646_jabour.9
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Courtship was not always successful in allaying young women's fears of commitment or discouraging them from seeking marriage. Yet young single women in the nineteenth-century Old South did not ... More


Dating, Sex, and Marriage

Teresa Platz Robinson

in Café Culture in Pune: Being Young and Middle Class in Urban India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099437
eISBN:
9780199083008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099437.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapter 6 discusses the practices of dating, sex, and marriage amongst the café culture crowd. Though marriage continued to be the norm and a family matter, the young generation had found ways of ... 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


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