Download e-book for kindle: A Philosophical History of Love by Wayne Cristaudo

By Wayne Cristaudo

A Philosophical background of affection explores the significance and improvement of affection within the Western international. Wayne Cristaudo argues that love is a materializing strength, a strength such as numerous special features or spirits. He argues that we can't comprehend Western civilization except we observe that, inside its philosophical and non secular background, there's a deep and profound popularity of love's inventive and redemptive energy. Cristaudo explores philosophical love (the love of knowledge) and the affection of God and neighbor. The background of the West is both a background of phantasmic types of affection and the thwarting of affection. hence, the background of our hells could be visible because the historical past of love's distortions and the repeated pseudo-victories of our personal tastes for the phantasms of affection. Cristaudo argues that the catastrophes from our phantasmic loves threaten to extinguish us, forcing us again and again to open ourselves to new probabilities of love, to new spirits. Fusing philosophy, literature, theology, psychology, and anthropology, the amount experiences significant thinkers within the box, from Plato and Freud, to Pierce, Shakespeare, and Flaubert. Cristaudo explores the foremost topics of affection of the Church, romantic love and the go back of the female, the clash among familial and romantic love, love in a meaningless international and the affection of evil, and the evolutionary concept of affection. With Cristaudo, the reader embarks on a trip not only via time, but additionally throughout the other kinds, origins, and spirits of love.

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