The book is concerned with questions about love: questions about its many forms, strands and aspects, and the relation in which they stand to each other. It is concerned with the way different aspects of sexual love conflict with each other, with the way self-regard and self-interest can corrupt love, and with spiritual love and its difficulties. It seeks the views of some writers who have suggested some distinctive solutions to the existential problems that love poses in the face of its obstacles: Plato, Proust, Sartre, Freud, D.H. Lawrence, Erich Fromm, C.S. Lewis, Kierkegaard, Simone Weil and Kahlil Gibran.
About the author
ILHAM DILMAN is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wales, Swansea. He is the author of numerous philosophical books, including Morality and the Inner Life, A Study in Plato's Gorgias (1979), Quine on Ontology, Necessity and Experience (1984), A Trilogy of Freud: Freud and Human Nature (1983), Freud and the Mind (1984), Freud, Insight and Change (1988), Love and Human Separatenes (1987), Existentialist Critiques of Cartesianism (1993), Language and Reality: Modern Perspectives on Wittgenstein (1988).
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