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Understanding Love: Philosophy, Film, and Fiction

Susan Wolf and Christopher Grau


This collection of original essays, written by scholars from disciplines across the humanities, addresses a wide range of questions about love through a focus on individual films, novels, plays, and works of philosophy. Many varieties of love are discussed, among them, friendship, romantic love, parental love, and the love of an author for her characters. How do social forces shape the types of love that can flourish and sustain themselves? What is the relationship between love and passion? Is love between human and nonhuman animals possible? What is the role of projection in love? These quest ... More

Keywords: love, philosophy, literature, film, interdisciplinary, friendship, humanities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780195384512
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384512.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Wolf, editor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Christopher Grau, editor
Clemson University