Way of Love

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A&C Black, Jul 22, 2004 - Philosophy - 174 pages
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The Way of Love asks the question: How can we love each other? Here Luce Irigaray, one of the world's foremost philosophers, presents an extraordinary exploration of desire and the human heart.

If Western philosophy has claimed to be a love of wisdom, it has forgotten to become a wisdom of love. We still lack words, gestures, ways of doing or thinking to approach one another as humans, to enter into dialogue, to build a world where we can live together.
  

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User Review  - Scott - Goodreads

Beautiful, hopeful entries into possible ways of being between men and women. A loving invitation to consider fresh tenderness of language beyond the pre-determined parameters. Many indications of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andy Jackson - Goodreads

Language as complex as the heart or the brain's operations, but simple and provocative at its core - how to relate to the other... No practical suggestions (perhaps because each context brings its own demands...) Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
On the Way to Proximity
15
From the Multiple to the Two
24
To Speak Of or To Speak With?
34
Wandering to the Source of the Intimate
44
The Creation of the Verb
57
Letting Be Transcendence
65
CoBelonging in the Opening
75
Being in Relation with the Other
85
The Unthinkable Difference
99
The Triology of the Real
108
The Other at the Crossroads Between
139
The Intimate Requires Separate
148
The Name of the Other
157
This Nothingness Which Separates Us
166
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Luce Irigaray is Director of Research in Philosophy at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. A doctor of philosophy, Luce Irigaray is also trained in linguistics, philology, psychology and psychoanalysis. Now acknowledged as a key influential thinker of our times, her work focuses on the culture of two subjects, masculine and feminine - particularly through the liberation of a feminine subjectivity - something she explores in a range of literary forms, from the philosophical to the scientific, the political and the poetic.

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