John Wiley & Sons Sad Love Cover As a woman with a husband and other partners, philosopher Carrie Jenkins knows that love is complica.. Product #: 978-1-5095-3958-1 Regular price: $52.24 $52.24 Auf Lager

Sad Love

Romance and the Search for Meaning

Jenkins, Carrie

Cover

1. Auflage Juni 2022
200 Seiten, Hardcover
Sachbuch

ISBN: 978-1-5095-3958-1
John Wiley & Sons

Kurzbeschreibung

As a woman with a husband and other partners, philosopher Carrie Jenkins knows that love is complicated.

Love is most often associated with happiness, satisfaction and pleasure. But it has a darker side we ignore at our peril. Love is often an uncomfortable and difficult feeling. The people we love can let us down badly. And the ways we love are often quite different to the romantic ideals society foists upon us. Since we are inevitably disappointed by love, wouldn't we be better off without it?

No, says Carrie Jenkins. Instead, we need a new philosophy of love, one that recognizes that the pain and suffering love causes are a natural, even a good part of what makes love worthwhile. What Jenkins calls "sad love" offers no bogus "happy ever afters". Rather, it tries to find a way properly to integrate heartbreak and disappointment into the lived experience of love.

It's time we liberated love.

Jetzt kaufen

Preis: 55,90 €

Preis inkl. MwSt, zzgl. Versand

Weitere Versionen

Softcoverepubmobi

As a woman with a husband and other partners, philosopher Carrie Jenkins knows that love is complicated.

Love is most often associated with happiness, satisfaction and pleasure. But it has a darker side we ignore at our peril. Love is often an uncomfortable and difficult feeling. The people we love can let us down badly. And the ways we love are often quite different to the romantic ideals society foists upon us. Since we are inevitably disappointed by love, wouldn't we be better off without it?

No, says Carrie Jenkins. Instead, we need a new philosophy of love, one that recognizes that the pain and suffering love causes are a natural, even a good part of what makes love worthwhile. What Jenkins calls "sad love" offers no bogus "happy ever afters". Rather, it tries to find a way properly to integrate heartbreak and disappointment into the lived experience of love.

It's time we liberated love.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Chapter 1: The Paradox of Happiness
Chapter 2: The Romantic Paradox
Chapter 3: Daimons
Chapter 4: Know Thyself
Chapter 5: Eudaimonic Love
Notes
"This book will transform the ways people think about their love relationships."
Myisha Cherry, author of The Case for Rage

"Do you ever get that feeling that a book just sees you? That was how I felt reading Sad Love. Jenkins deconstructs popular notions of happiness and romantic love with her characteristic combination of compassion, originality and rigour, challenging us to reconsider our foundational assumptions about what our relationships should even be for. I want everyone to read this book."
Eve Rickert, co-author of More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory
Carrie Jenkins is an award-winning philosopher, novelist and poet. She is also Professor of Philosophy and Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia.

C. Jenkins, University of British Columbia