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Meaning in Life, Volume 2: The Pursuit of Love, Singer, Irving

Meaning in Life, Volume 2: The Pursuit of Love

Authors: Singer, Irving
Series: The Irving Singer Library
Publisher: MIT Press
BISAC/Subject: PHI026000, PHI010000
ISBN: 9780262266475, Related ISBNs: 0262266474, 9780262266475
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 204
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: An acclaimed philosopher offers a systematic mapping of the various facets of love.

In his widely acclaimed trilogy The Nature of Love, Irving Singer traced the development of the concept of love in history and literature from the Greeks to the twentieth century. In this second volume of his Meaning in Life trilogy, Singer returns to the subject of his earlier work, exploring a different approach. Without denying his previous emphasis on the role of imagination and creativity, in this book Singer investigates the ability of them both to make one's life meaningful. A “systematic mapping” of the various facets of love (including sexual love, love in society, and religious love), The Pursuit of Love is an extended essay that offers Singer's own philosophical and psychological theory of love.

Rich in insight into literature, the history of ideas, and the complexities of our being, The Pursuit of Love is a thought-provoking inquiry into fundamental aspects of all human relationships.

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