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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


Pericles and Eros: Caught between Civic Unity and Political Subversion

Vincent Azoulay

in Pericles of Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154596
eISBN:
9781400851171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154596.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines two contradictory aspects of eros in Pericles' life. In the Greek world, eros did not correspond to any romantic sentiment, nor did it bear any similarity to the wishy-washy ... 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


Erotic Attunement: Parenthood and the Ethics of Sensuality between Unequals

Cristina L. H. Traina

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226811383
eISBN:
9780226811376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226811376.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Heightened awareness of the problem of sexual abuse has led to deep anxiety over adults touching children—in nearly any context. Though our society has moved toward increasingly strict enforcement of ... 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


Suffering Through Japanese Culturalism: Tanizaki's Aesthetic Essays and the Inexorable Western Superego

in This Perversion Called Love: Reading Tanizaki, Feminist Theory, and Freud

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762335
eISBN:
9780804772518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762335.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the intellectual climate of Japan in the 1930s through an analysis of three of Tanizaki Jun'ichirō's essays about Japanese aesthetics and cultural values. These works include ... 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


Eros in History

Reidar Due

in Love in Motion: Erotic Relationships in Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167338
eISBN:
9780231850513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167338.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a history of love, considering love as eros and as an object of judgment. Pre-Socratic philosophers used the word eros for sexual love and for natural fertility. It is ... More


Sexuality and Love

Elisabeth van Houts

in Married Life in the Middle Ages, 900-1300

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198798897
eISBN:
9780191839542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798897.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

This chapter discusses sex and the married couple, beds and bedrooms, and love and affection. The chapter illustrates in a sense the enduring human experience of living in sexually satisfying ... More


On the singular deportment of death, love and grief

Miles Hollingworth

in Saint Augustine of Hippo: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199861590
eISBN:
9780199345441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861590.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

At the centre of Augustine’s experience of life as a man is the story of his lover of 15 years and their son together. As an episode in Augustine’s life it has hardly featured in the scholarship. ... More


Aphra Behn (1640–1689)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

One of the first English women to make her living by writing, Aphra Behn took revolutionary inspiration from libertinism. In 1663, Behn traveled to Suriname, using her experience there to write the ... More


Shifting Alliances, 1914–1918: From Estelle to Phil

Judith L. Sensibar

in Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115031
eISBN:
9780300142433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115031.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the shifting professional alliance of William Faulkner during the period from 1914 to 1918. It discusses Phil Stone's mentorship of Faulkner and Faulkner's claim that it was the ... More


Anonymous

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter features a poem entitled “Cloe to Artemisa,” an indictment of the inequalities of sex and foibles of sexuality. Written by an anonymous author and published in a London magazine in 1720, ... More


Reading Matters

Sarah Wood

in Without Mastery: Reading and Other Forces

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748669974
eISBN:
9781474400985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669974.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter moves between the work of Derrida, Freud and its star, Hélène Cixous, to think about the senses in reading, writing and deconstruction. It is written so as to entertain as best it can a ... More


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