Understanding Love: Philosophy, Film, and Fiction (Paperback)
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Understanding Love: Philosophy, Film, and Fiction (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 09/01/2014
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This collection of original essays, written by scholars from disciplines across the humanities, addresses a wide range of questions about love through a focus on individual films, novels, plays, and works of philosophy. The essays touch on many varieties of love, including friendship, romantic love, parental love, and even the love of an author for her characters. How do social forces shape the types of love that can flourish and sustain themselves? What is the relationship between love and passion? Is love between human and nonhuman animals possible? What is the role of projection in love? These questions and more are explored through an investigation of works by authors ranging from Henrik Ibsen to Ian McEwan, from Rousseau to the Coen Brothers.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780195384505
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 586 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 30 mm


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Born out of a desire to bring together disparate voices across the humanities, this volume looks at love using a "non-disciplinarian" model of interdisciplinarity... Highly Recommended. * S. J. Shaw, CHOICE *
The book represents a heavily interdisciplinary approach through which one can glean invocations for what might count as love or, more often, what ought to count as good, healthy love. The book offers a multiplicity of accounts, wonderfully illustrated through examples from literature and film, some of which serve as foils to ideal love and others that seem to urge us to broaden our folk-psychological concept of it, or at least to not dogmatically demarcate the boundaries of the concept along familiar lines. * Allison Fritz, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism *
Reading these essays in conjunction with viewing or reading the works on which they focus can be instructive, both about how much is in these works and about ways of reading films, novels, and plays more generally.This is a book that can be enjoyed in many ways over time by reading the essays and going to the art works discussed armed with new questions and with new knowledge about the meanings of the art works discussed. * Metapsychology Reviews Online *

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