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Author: Alan Soble
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Title: Eros, Agape and Philia: Readings in the Philosophy of Love
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Publisher: Paragon House; 1st edition (August 6, 1998)
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Eros, Agape and Philia: Readings in the Philosophy of Love by Alan Soble



has taught "Philosophy of Sex and Love" as an undergraduate course over 50 times during his academic career. Dr. Soble is founder of The Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love. He now teaches at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Agape-style' love is understood as x loving y independently of y's merit. This book offers original formulations of the theories of eros, agape and phileo and then attempts to explain more generally what these love types might mean for contemporary thinking.

Eros, Agape and Philia book. The philosophy of loveFor centuries, popular writers and respected.

The philosophy of love For centuries, popular writers and respected scholars have written about and analyzed the phenomenon of love without exhausting its potential for contemporary debate. Eros is acquisitive, egocentric or even selfish; agape is a giving love. Eros is an unconstant,.

Alan Soble (e. Paragon House (1989). This article has no associated abstract. Features of Love in Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality. Philosophy of Love, Misc in Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality. categorize this paper). Agape and Eros Agape and Eros: A Study of the Christian Idea of Love. Part I. By Anders Nygren. Authorized Translation by A. G. Hebert.

Marno supports the historical idea of love. Love takes on a relational component over time that deepens the relationship. Robert Solomon's book About Love. Robert Solomon's book The Passions: Emotions and the Meaning of Life. Robert Solomon's book Love: Emotion, Myth, and Metaphor. Denis De Rougemont's genealogy of love, Love in the Western World. Erich Fromm's Art of Loving which John mentions on the show.

For centuries, popular writers and respected scholars have written about and analyzed the phenomenon of love without exhausting its potential for contemporary debate.

Eros is acquisitive, egocentric or even selfish; agape is a giving love. Eros is an unconstant, unfaithful love, while agape is unwavering and continues to give despite ingratitude

In Eros, Agape and Philia: Readings in the Philosophy of Love. Buddhaghosa, Bhadantacariya. The Path of Purification: Visuddhimagga. Translated by Bhikkhu Nanamoli. Pariyatti Publishing, 2003. --. "Book VIII: Friendship. In The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle. Translated by William David Ross. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011.

Recommended Reading: Eros, Agape and Philia: Readings in the Philosophy of Love, ed. by Alan Soble (Paragon, 1999). Also see Brian Mooney and PP. Philo Judaeus (Philo of Alexandria) (20 . Recommended Reading: Nigel Warburton, Philosophy: The Basics (Routledge, 1999); Thomas Nagel, What Does It All Mean: A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy (Oxford, 1987); Simon Blackburn, Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy (Oxford, 1999); The Great Philosophers: An Introduction to Western Philosophy, ed. by Bryan Magee (Oxford, 2000); Pablo A. Iannone, Dictionary of World Philosophy (Routledge, 2001); Martin Cohen, 101 Philosophy Problems (Routledge

For centuries, popular writers and respected scholars have written about and analyzed the phenomenon of love without exhausting its potential for contemporary debate. By representing the three major traditions in the philosophy of love–Platonic eros, Christian agape, and Aristotelian philia–editor Alan Soble has not only examined the intellectual problem of what “love” is, but has designed a dialogue among the three traditions in genuine philosophical style.

“Eros is acquisitive, egocentric or even selfish; agape is a giving love. Eros is an unconstant, unfaithful love, while agape is unwavering and continues to give despite ingratitude. Eros is a love that responds to the merit or value of its object; while agape creates value in its object as a result of loving it... Finally, eros is an ascending love, the human’s route to God; agape is a descending love, God’s route to humans... Philia is caught between eros and agape.”–From the Introduction to Eros, Agape and Philia

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What is the state of love today as seen through the eyes of Plato, Aristotle, and Paul? How do relations between the sexes illustrate the difficulties of love?
Reviews: 5
hardy
Loved the book. This is a very nice collection of works that I would definitely recommend to others.
Auau
Fascinating, and fills the gulf between our passions and our reason.
Barinirm
Soble provides this collection of primary writings dealing with the subject of love as a companion volume to an earlier volume of readings on the philosophy of sex. He does so believing that love is "such a rich phenomenon provoking questions in ontology, epistemology, the philosophy of mind, theology and philosophy of religion, and that to restrict the investigation of its many forms and dimensions to the ties between love and sexuality is to commit a painful, conceptual truncation" (ix).

The contents of the book are broken into four main sections: "Where We Are;" "Classical Sources;" "Exploring the Classics;" and a contemporary analysis of love. Throughout the book, Soble often relates the word "love" to its various romantic implications.

Soble's method in putting the book together is to provide three or four primary writings prefaced by a summary of the reason these writings are important. He introduces the entire book, however, by asking, "What is love?" "The complexity of this question - compare it to, What is a chair? - is reflected in the fact that so many different answers to it exists and debates about the nature of genuine love seem impossible to resolve" (xix). Love can be compared to art, for each is equally a difficult domain to describe.

One of the reasons love is so difficult to explain is that the word refers to many different things. Often, however, the attempt to conceptualize love is framed with regard to the Greek love words - eros, philia, and agape. Soble believes that the general characterization of `eros-style' love arises in this way: x loves y because y has attractive or valuable qualities. `Agape-style' love is understood as x loving y independently of y's merit. This book offers original formulations of the theories of eros, agape and phileo and then attempts to explain more generally what these love types might mean for contemporary thinking.

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Dandr
Way too much romance novel for me
Defolosk
In my English as Second language class, my teacher assigns to write about how the conception of Eros, Agaphe and Philia are present in our cinematography. The essay was of course, really interesting to do and this book help me much than others. The author point out the vision of Love in its diverses forms and how conception of love has stayed in our world since initial origins of humanity. Diverse cultures through the history has making strengthen to understand exactly what is that force that make us change and became in a new and better person living in society? What is that vital energy, which is present in everybody that made us treat others with respect, and in some opportunities, developed the more sublime feelings for each others? Love is a concept that everybody is concern about, many civilizations, religions and social movements had theorized about love. Therefore, love could be present in different places, and so, in different ways. Love has been represents in poems, songs, speeches, masterpieces, and performances. The book majestuositly explains the vision of Socrates and Aristoteles about the Greeck conception of Love and the complementarities between man and woman. Also, the presentation of Agape and Philia such as forms of love, conceived the unique and special condition of human beings. The book has important references such Erich Fromm. On the other hands, ofers The principal statement contained in the effect of Agape that is the understanding of equality between men. The idea of community becomes simple when he (man) understands the premise that we are all part of one, all human beings are identical. I recommend this book frankly.