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Love in the Dark : Philosophy by Another Name (Hardcover) (Diane Enns)

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Intimate love requires exceptional vulnerability that opens us to suffering, sacrifice, and loss. Is it always worth the risk? Consulting philosophers, writers, and poets who draw insights from material life, Love in the Dark shines a light on the limits of ****** love, exploring its paradoxes through personal and philosophical reflections. Explicitly situating experience at the center of her inquiry, Diane Enns conducts philosophy "by another name," elaborating the ambiguities and risks of love with visceral clarity.

Love in the Dark claims that intimacy must accept risk as long as love does not destroy the self. ****** love inspires an inexplicable affirmation of another but can erode the autonomy and vulnerability necessary for love. There is a limit to love, and appreciating this limit requires a rethinking of love's liberal paradigms, which Enns traces back to the hostility toward the body and eros in Christianity and the Western philosophical tradition. Against a legacy of an abstract and sanitized love, Enns recasts ****** attachment as an event linked to conditional circumstances. The value of love lies in its intensity and depth, and its end does not negate love's truth or significance. Writing in a lyrical, genre-defying style Enns delineates the paradoxes of love in its relation to lust, abuse, suffering, and grief to reach an account of love faithful to human experience.

Number of Pages: 189.0
Genre: Philosophy, Psychology, Literary Criticism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Author: Diane Enns
Language: English
Street Date: September 6, 2016
TCIN: 51505902
UPC: 9780231178969
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-2899

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