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Published: 04 July 2019

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780190884833

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A New Understanding of an Ancient Emotion

Simon May

  • Presents a radically new theory of love, adding to the six major ways of conceiving love that have existed in the Western world since Plato and Hebrew Scripture
  • Develops a new theory of the nature of beauty and of the relation between love and beauty
  • Claims that romantic love is gradually giving way to parental love as the most valued type of love; and, therefore, that the child, rather than the romantic partner, is becoming the supreme object of love