The Human Eros

Eco-ontology and the Aesthetics of Existence


Author: Thomas M. Alexander

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823251209

Category: Philosophy

Page: 436

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Studies in the philosophy of John Dewey, Ralph Waldo Emerson, George Santayana and Native American philosophy that argue for an ecological, aesthetic form of philosophy.

Eros of the Human Spirit, The

The Writings of Bernard Lonergan, SJ


Author: Elizabeth J. Snedden

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 1587687100

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 6768

The Eros of the Human Spirit examines how we might better recognize, understand, affirm, and appropriate the Godgiven desire to know and love God operative within all human consciousness.

In Dewey's Wake

Unfinished Work of Pragmatic Reconstruction


Author: William J. Gavin

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791487237


Page: 255

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Leading scholars evaluate the importance of Dewey's work for our times.



Author: Linda Ferrer,Jane Lahr

Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang


Category: Photography

Page: 191

View: 2241

Eros is a lovlingly designed and exquisitely printed collection of sensual photographs coupled with insprired, passionate words. It is a celebration of the profound and delicious union that occurs when love between a man and woman becomes sexual. With close to 120 photographs printed in luxurious duotone, some of the greatest masters of photography are represented, while the text is drawn from contemporary and classic sources. 120 photos.

Plato's Erotic World

From Cosmic Origins to Human Death


Author: Jill Gordon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107024110

Category: History

Page: 243

View: 6449

Examines the fundamental importance of Eros in Plato's writing, arguing that he sees the world as erotic from cosmic origins to human death.

Democratic Dialogue in Education

Troubling Speech, Disturbing Silence


Author: Megan Boler

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820463193

Category: Education

Page: 165

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Annotation This collection brings into dialogue authors from a range of disciplines and perspectives to address the thorny question of how to balance the demands of « democratic dialogue with the reality of a world in which each voice does not carry equal weight. Should rules be in place, for example, that correct for such imbalances by privileging some voices or muting others? Should separate spaces be created from traditionally disadvantaged groups to speak only among themselves? Is democratic dialogue in an inclusive sense even a possibility in a world divided by multiple dimensions of power and privilege? Leading theorists from several countries share a concern for social justice and present radically different interpretations of what democracy means for educational practice. In a format unusual for such collections, the essays speak directly to each other about significant moral, philosophical, and practical differences regarding how to effectively engage students as critical participants in classrooms fraught with power and difference. The authors draw from philosophy, critical race theory, sociology, feminist, and poststructural studies to address topics including hate speech, freedom of expression, speech codes, the meanings of silence, conceptions of voice and agency, and « political correctness. They explore honestly and self-critically the troubling and disturbing dimensions of speech and silence that situate the classroom as a volatile microcosm of contemporary political contradictions.

Eros in Plato, Rousseau, and Nietzsche

The Politics of Infinity


Author: Laurence D. Cooper

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271046147

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Human beings are restless souls, ever driven by an insistent inner force not only to have more but to be more&—to be infinitely more. Various philosophers have emphasized this type of ceaseless striving in their accounts of humanity, as in Spinoza&’s notion of conatus and Hobbes&’s identification of &“a perpetual and restless desire of power after power.&” In this book, Laurence Cooper focuses his attention on three giants of the philosophic tradition for whom this inner force was a major preoccupation and something separate from and greater than the desire for self-preservation. Cooper&’s overarching purpose is to illuminate the nature of this source of existential longing and discontent and its implications for political life. He concentrates especially on what these thinkers share in their understanding of this psychic power and how they view it ambivalently as the root not only of ambition, vigorous virtue, patriotism, and philosophy, but also of tyranny, imperialism, and varieties of fanaticism. But he is not neglectful of the differences among their interpretations of the phenomenon, either, and especially highlights these in the concluding chapter.

Listening to the Land

Conversations about Nature, Culture and Eros


Author: Derrick Jensen

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603581189

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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In this far-ranging and heartening collection, Derrick Jensen gathers conversations with environmentalists, theologians, Native Americans, psychologists, and feminists, engaging some of our best minds in an exploration of more peaceful ways to live on Earth. Included here is Dave Foreman on biodiversity, Matthew Fox on Christianity and nature, Jerry Mander on technology, and Terry Tempest Williams on an erotic connection to the land. With intelligence and compassion, Listening to the Land moves from a look at the condition of the environment and the health of our spirit to a beautiful evocation of eros and a life based on love.

The Scent of Eros

Mysteries of Odor in Human Sexuality


Author: James Vaughn Kohl,Robert T. Francoeur

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059523383X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 312

View: 3167

Scientists have long known that chemical communication via pheromones is a powerful influence on how animals develop, mate, bond, and nurture their offspring. Human animals are no exception. Pheromones, explain the authors, alter hormone levels, can accelerate puberty, control women's menstrual cycles, influence our choice in a mate, and even influence our sexual orientation. They help us tell lovers and family members from strangers and are essential to the mother-infant bond. Pheromones influence how often we have sex, and with whom. They influence how the brain develops, what we remember, and how we learn. Grounded in solid scientific research, yet maintaining an easy-to-read style, The Scent of Eros is an engrossing read about a whole new world under our noses! Kohl and Francoeur show the pathway from social-environmental sensory input to the hormones that influence our behavior, especially our sexual behavior. The authors suggest and show that pheromones are the primary link between the nature and the nurture of human sexuality.

Eros and the Shattering Gaze

Transcending Narcissism


Author: Kenneth A. Kimmel

Publisher: Fisher King Press

ISBN: 1926715497

Category: Psychology

Page: 310

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This timely and innovative expose by contemporary Jungian psychoanalyst, Ken Kimmel, reveals a culturally and historically embedded narcissism underlying men's endlessly driven romantic projections and erotic fantasies, that has appropriated their understanding of what love is. Men enveloped in narcissism fear their interiority and all relationships with emotional depth that prove too overwhelming and penetrating to bear--so much so that the other must either be colonized or devalued. This wide-ranging work offers them hope for transcendence. Explores: Transcendence of Narcissism in Romance Men-s Capacity to Love Kabbalistic Mysticism Post-modern Philosophy Contemporary Trends in Psychoanalysis

Plato's Symposium

Eros and the Human Predicament


Author: Jamey Hecht

Publisher: Twayne Pub


Category: Philosophy

Page: 116

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An accessible introduction to some of the most important ideas developed in Plato's Symposium.

Facets of Eros

Phenomenological Essays


Author: F.J. Smith,E. Eng

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401023875

Category: Philosophy

Page: 177

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In an age which is supposedly experiencing a sexual revolution, a volume of thoughtful essays on eros is not only not out of place but perhaps is a positive contribution to the understanding of contempor ary man. It was the conviction of the editors that the scientific view of sexuality, as promoted in such valuable studies as those conducted by Masters and Johnson, needed considerable supplement and per spective. The perspective is here furnished by writers from both Europe and America, authors from various fields, such as philosophy, psychology, and even musicology, all of whom are united, in that their approach to the problem of eros is phenomenologically oriented. At first it might well seem strange that musicology would have much to say about eros. It is true, musicology has been the "science" of music, at least in intent. Yet in a larger view of the discipline, philo sophical and aesthetic problems are also important to it, and this particularly if we agree with Enzo Paci, that our very culture depends on eros. Surely musical culture, as pointed out by Kierkegaard, is the embodiment of what western civilization has known as sensuality; and Mozart's Don Giovanni is its incarnation. On the surface it is easier for us to grasp the work of the philosopher in this area; and, of course, one expects the psychologist to deal with sexuality more explicitly than anyone else.

Eros and Illness


Author: David B. Morris

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674659716

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 415

When we or our loved ones fall ill, our world is thrown into disarray, our routines are interrupted, our beliefs shaken. David Morris offers an unconventional, deeply human exploration of what it means to live with, and live through, disease. He shows how desire—emotions, dreams, stories, romance, even eroticism—plays a crucial part in illness.

The Power of Divine Eros

The Illuminating Force of Love in Everyday Life


Author: A. H. Almaas,Karen Johnson

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829134

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 6424

What do desire and passion have to do with our spiritual journey? According to A. H. Almaas and Karen Johnson, they are an essential part of it. Conventional wisdom cautions that desire and passion are opposed to the spiritual path—that engaging in desire will take you more into the world, into egoic life. And for most people, that is exactly what happens. We naturally tend to experience wanting in a self-centered way. The Power of Divine Eros challenges the view that the divine and the erotic are separate. When we open to the energy, aliveness, spontaneity, and zest of erotic love, we will find it inseparable from the realm of the holy and sacred. When this is understood, desire and passion become a gateway to wholeness and to realizing our full potential. The authors reveal how our relationships become opportunities on the spiritual journey to express ourselves authentically, to relate with openness, and to discover dynamic inner realms with another person. Through embodying the energy of eros, each of us can learn to be fully real and alive in all of our interactions.

A Plea for Eros



Author: Siri Hustvedt

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781429900492

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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From the author of the international bestseller What I Loved, a provocative collection of autobiographical and critical essays about writing and writers. Whether her subject is growing up in Minnesota, cross-dressing, or the novel, Hustvedt's nonfiction, like her fiction, defies easy categorization, elegantly combining intellect, emotion, wit, and passion. With a light touch and consummate clarity, she undresses the cultural prejudices that veil both literature and life and explores the multiple personalities that inevitably inhabit a writer's mind. Is it possible for a woman in the twentieth century to endorse the corset, and at the same time approach with authority what it is like to be a man? Hustvedt does. Writing with rigorous honesty about her own divided self, and how this has shaped her as a writer, she also approaches the works of others--Fitzgerald, Dickens, and Henry James--with revelatory insight, and a practitioner's understanding of their art.

Love and Other Technologies

Retrofitting Eros for the Information Age


Author: Dominic Pettman

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823226689

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 267

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Can love really be considered another form of technology? Dominic Pettman says it can - although not before carefully redefining technology as a cultural challenge to what we mean by the "human" in the information age. Using the writings of such important thinkers as Giorgio Agamben, Jean-LucNancy, and Bernard Stiegler as a springboard, Pettman explores the "techtonic" movements of contemporary culture, specifically in relation to the language of eros. Highly ritualized expressions of desire - love, in other words - always reveal an era's attitude toward what it means to exist as a selfamong others. For Pettman, the articulation of love is a technique of belonging: a way of responding to the basic plurality of everyone's identity, a process that becomes increasingly complex as the forms of mediated communication, from cell phone and text messaging to the mass media, multiply andmesh together.Wresting the idea of love from the arthritic hands of Romanticism, Pettman demonstrates the ways in which this dynamic assemblage - "the stirrings of the soul" - have always been a matter of tools, devices, prosthetics, and media. Love is, after all, something we make. And, love, this book argues,is not eternal, but external.

The Many Faces of Eros

A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Human Sexuality


Author: Joyce McDougall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Psychoanalysis

Page: 257

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"Human sexuality is inherently traumatic." Thus begins this fascinating psychoanalytic study. As Joyce McDougall convincingly demonstrates, the psychic conflicts arising from the tensions between the inner world of primitive instinctual drives and the constraining and denying forces of the external world begin in earliest infancy and have ramifications throughout life. Consequently, psychoanalysis has a specific contribution to make to the study of aberrations in core gender, as well as to the understanding of psychic conflict concerning sexual identity and the quest for love.

Who's Afraid of Human Cloning?


Author: Gregory E. Pence

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847687824

Category: Science

Page: 181

View: 9699

Gregory Penceoffers a candid look at the arguments for and against for and against human cloning, and comes to some startling conclusions.

The Four Loves


Author: Clive Staples Lewis

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780151329168

Category: Religion

Page: 141

View: 6227

Examines human love, including affection, friendship, erotic love, and the love of God, and uses sources ranging from Jane Austen to St. Augustine to argue that none of the types of love can prosper without the love of God.