Love Analyzed

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Roger E. Lamb
Westview Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Philosophy - 267 pages
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In this collection of new essays in philosophical and moral psychology, philosophers turn their analytic tools to a topic perhaps most resistant to reasoned analysis: erotic love. Among the problems discussed are the role that qualities of the beloved play in love, the so-called union theory of love, intentionality and autonomy in love, and traditional issues surrounding jealousy and morality.
 

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Contents

Love and Rationality
23
The Right Method of BoyLoving
49
Union Autonomy and Concern
65
Love and Human Bondage
93
Love and Autonomy
107
Love and Solipsism
123
Love and Its Place in Moral Discourse
153
Love Undigitized
189
Is Love an Emotion?
209
Roxanes Choice
225
Loves Truths
243
Index
257
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Page 66 - This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called "woman", for she was taken out of man. 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
Page 221 - Love why do we one passion call, When 'tis a compound of them all? Where hot and cold, where sharp and sweet, In all their equipages meet ; Where pleasures mix'd with pains appear, Sorrow with joy, and hope with fear ; Wherein his dignity and age Forbid Cadenus to engage.
Page 72 - At the height of being in love the boundary between ego and object threatens to melt away. Against all the evidence of his senses, a man who is in love declares that T and 'you...
Page 251 - And bade me, if I had a friend that loved her, I should but teach him how to tell my story, And that would woo her. Upon this hint I spake; She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them.
Page 98 - However, human weakness cannot attain to this order in its own thoughts, but meanwhile man conceives a human character much more stable than his own, and sees that there is no reason why he should not himself acquire such a character. Thus he is led to seek for means which will bring him to this pitch of perfection, and calls everything which will serve as such means a true good.
Page 57 - La substance est un être capable d'action. Elle est simple ou composée. La substance simple est celle qui n'a point de parties. La composée est l'assemblage des substances simples, ou des monades.
Page 46 - NEVER shall a young man, Thrown into despair By those great honey-coloured Ramparts at your ear, Love you for yourself alone And not your yellow hair.
Page 202 - Lesbian is the only concept I know of which is beyond the categories of sex (woman and man), because the designated subject (lesbian) is not a woman, either economically, or politically, or ideologically.

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About the author (1997)

Roger E. Lamb is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Queensland. He received his doctorate from the University of Rochester and specializes in the philosophy of the emotions.

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