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Conditions of Love: The Philosophy of Intimacy

Conditions of Love: The Philosophy of Intimacy

by John ArmstrongJohn Armstrong


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“A gracefully argued and compassionate work. . . . Armstrong does for philosophy what Adam Phillips does for psychoanalysis: removes our fear of it: demonstrates its fascinations. Conditions of Love works like a loving conversation; the reader is attracted, amused, encouraged to respond, left fulfilled and eager for more.” —Independent on Sunday

‘What is it to love another person?’ This is to raise one of the deepest, and most puzzling, questions we can put to ourselves. Love is a central theme in the autobiography we each write as we try to understand our lives; but we may feel that we become only more confused the more we reflect upon it. Love is closely connected with our vision of happiness; yet there is no one we are more likely to hurt, or be hurt by, than the person we love. If love is something we all want, why is it so hard to find and harder to keep? Love is one of humanity’s most persistent and most esteemed ideals, but it is hard to say exactly what this ideal is and how—if at all—it relates to real life.

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ISBN-13: 9780393331738
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/12/2003
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 565,251
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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