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Published: 01 February 2015

152 Pages | 12 black and white illustrations

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199663842

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Love: A Very Short Introduction

Ronald de Sousa

Very Short Introductions

  • Provides a lucid introduction to the basic philosophical problems about love
  • Considers the notion that love is not just an emotion, but something much more complex
  • Looks at the distinctions between different kinds of love - affection, affiliation, philia, storge, agape, before focussing on eros: erotic or 'romantic' love
  • An informative summary of the latest science on love, making clear what lies behind distinctions such as love and infatuation; love and lust, as well as ways of classifying different types of love and their psychological origins
  • Examines different ideologies of love, distinguishing between the ideals and practices of monogamism, swinging, and polyamory
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide

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