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The Erotic Phenomenon

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While humanists have pondered the subject of love to the point of obsessiveness, philosophers have steadfastly ignored it. The word philosophy means "love of wisdom," but the absence of love from philosophical discourse is curiously glaring. In The Erotic Phenomenon, Jean-Luc Marion attends to this dearth with an inquiry into the concept of love itself. Marion begins with a critique of Descartes' equation of the ego's ability to doubt with the certainty that one exists. We encounter love, he says, when we first step ...

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The Erotic Phenomenon
2008, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226505374

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The Erotic Phenomenon
2006, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226505367

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