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Love as Passion

The Codification of Intimacy

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$89.50 • £71.95 • €80.50

ISBN 9780674539235

Publication Date: 01/15/1987


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  • Preface to the English Edition
  • Introduction
  • 1. Society and Individual: Personal and Impersonal Relationships
  • 2. Love as a Generalized Symbolic Medium of Communication
  • 3. The Evolution of Communicative Capacities
  • 4. The Evolution of the Semantics of Love
  • 5. Freedom to Love: From the Ideal to the Paradox
  • 6. The Rhetoric of Excess and the Experience of Instability
  • 7. From Galantry to Friendship
  • 8. Plaisir and Amour: The Primary Difference
  • 9. Love versus Reason
  • 10. En Route to Individualization: A State of Ferment in the Eighteenth Century
  • 11. The Incorporation of Sexuality
  • 12. The Discovery of Incommunicability
  • 13. Romantic Love
  • 14. Love and Marriage: The Ideology of Reproduction
  • 15. What Now?: Problems and Alternatives
  • 16. Love as a System of Interpenetration
  • Notes
  • Index

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