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Philosophy and Love


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Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Sapphic and Platonic Erotics 2. The Paradoxical Passions of Shelley and Nietzsche 3. Simone de Beauvoir's Desperate Housewives 4. Levinas: Love as Responsibility 5. Colonial Love in Fanon and Moffatt 6. Irigaray: Loving Indirection 7. Barthes: A Lover's (Internet) Discourses 8. Butler and Foucault: Que(e)rying Marriage 9. Amorous Politics: Between Derrida and Nancy Conclusion Bibliography

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Linnell Secomb is Lecturer in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney, Australia.


"... a nuanced discussion that considers some of the more challenging cultural theorists, novelists, and filmmakers who have something to say about what love is... The book is wide-ranging and thoughtful... Recommended." -Choice "Includes theorizations of love as inflected by postcolonial theory, queer theory, and contemporary popular culture technology studies." -Penelope Deutscher, Northwestern University

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