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The Resource A philosophical history of love, Wayne Cristaudo

A philosophical history of love, Wayne Cristaudo

Label
A philosophical history of love
Title
A philosophical history of love
Statement of responsibility
Wayne Cristaudo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A Philosophical History of Love explores the importance and development of love in the Western world. Wayne Cristaudo argues that love is a materializing force, a force consisting of various distinctive qualities or spirits. He argues that we cannot understand Western civilization unless we realize that, within its philosophical and religious heritage, there is a deep and profound recognition of love's creative and redemptive power
  • Cristaudo explores philosophical love (the love of wisdom) and the love of God and neighbor. The history of the West is equally a history of phantasmic versions of love and the thwarting of love. Thus, the history of our hells may be seen as the history of love's distortions and the repeated pseudo-victories of our preferences for the phantasms of love. Cristaudo argues that the catastrophes from our phantasmic loves threaten to extinguish us, forcing us repeatedly to open ourselves to new possibilities of love, to new spirits
  • Fusing philosophy, literature, theology, psychology, and anthropology, the volume reviews major thinkers in the field, from Plato and Freud, to Pierce, Shakespeare, and Flaubert. Cristaudo explores the major themes of love of the Church, romantic love and the return of the feminine, the conflict between familial and romantic love, love in a meaningless world and the love of evil, and the evolutionary idea of love. With Cristaudo, the reader embarks on a journey not just through time, but also through the different kinds, origins, and spirits of love."--Pub. desc
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cristaudo, Wayne
Dewey number
128/.4609
Index
index present
LC call number
BD436
LC item number
.C73 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Love
  • Love
  • Western countries
  • Liebe
  • Gottesliebe
  • Europa
  • USA
  • Kärlek
  • Love
Label
A philosophical history of love, Wayne Cristaudo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Plato and the first philosophy of love -- The love of Christ -- The loves of St. Augustine and the church: religion plus philosophy plus politics -- The medieval return of Venus -- Dante's Divine comedy: the heavenly romance -- Love in the family and its dissolution -- De Sade and the love of evil in a mechanistic world -- Charles Sanders Peirce and love as evolutionary principle
Control code
ocn759395997
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 160 pages
Isbn
9781412846264
Lccn
2011044826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781412846264
  • (OCoLC)759395997
Label
A philosophical history of love, Wayne Cristaudo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Plato and the first philosophy of love -- The love of Christ -- The loves of St. Augustine and the church: religion plus philosophy plus politics -- The medieval return of Venus -- Dante's Divine comedy: the heavenly romance -- Love in the family and its dissolution -- De Sade and the love of evil in a mechanistic world -- Charles Sanders Peirce and love as evolutionary principle
Control code
ocn759395997
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 160 pages
Isbn
9781412846264
Lccn
2011044826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781412846264
  • (OCoLC)759395997

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