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Meaning in Life: The Pursuit of Love

Irving Singer


The trilogy The Nature of Love traced the development of the concept of love in history and literature from the Greeks to the twentieth century. This second volume returns to the subject of earlier work, exploring a different approach. Without denying previous emphasis on the role of imagination and creativity, this book investigates the ability of them both to make one's life meaningful. A “systematic mapping” of the various facets of love (including sexual love, love in society, and religious love), the book is an extended work that offers personal philosophical and psychological theory of l ... More

Keywords: imagination, creativity, systematic mapping, sexual love, love in society, religious love, theory of love, history of ideas, human relationships, Nature of Love

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780262513579
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262513579.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Irving Singer, author