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Love in the Dark: Philosophy by Another Name

Diane Enns


Intimate love opens us up to suffering, sacrifice, and loss. Is it always worth the risk? Consulting philosophers, writers, and poets who draw insights from material life, Diane Enns shines a light on the limits of erotic love, exploring its paradoxes through personal and philosophical reflections. Situating experience at the center of her inquiry, Enns conducts philosophy “by another name,” elaborating the ambiguities and risks of love with visceral clarity. Love in the Dark claims that intimacy must accept risk as long as love does not destroy the self. Erotic love inspires an inexplicable a ... More

Keywords: eros, desire, loss, abuse, philosophy of love, nature of love, autonomy, grief, romantic love, vulnerability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231178969
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231178969.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Diane Enns, author
McMaster University

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