Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-256).
Preparing to love and be loved -- Love-what is it? -- How to choose your Mr. Right -- Women with love cards stacked against them -- Loving life-styles -- Creating a love environment -- Total/loving/sex-the second key is your mind -- His sexual mind and body -- Over the hill sex-menopause to the golden years -- Solving the problems all lovers face -- Special headaches of the married -- How to tell when your lifetime love is in trouble -- What to do if love has ended -- The guys in the white coats -- A portrait of the woman who is a successful lifetime lover -- A blueprint for loving happily ever after -- Love: its future.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-127) and indexes.
Love in close relationships -- A brief history of love -- Contemporary research on love -- The love styles -- The practice of love in everyday life -- Love: a broader context.
Is love a uniquely human endeavor? Is romantic love universally felt ... or is it a cultural phenomenon? Can we control it? Love is of concern to nearly everyone--yet it is rarely understood. Drawing material from history, psychology, sociobiology, sociology, philosophy, family studies, and other disciplines, the authors provide an overview to aid readers in understanding the complexity--and ultimate elusiveness--of romantic love. Chapters in this fascinating volume encompass a wide range of material, covering the history of love; theories and research on love; and an explanation of the meaning of love as we practice it in our everyday lives. Romantic Love will benefit students, researchers and professionals by presenting the most recent empirical work on the topic and pointing the way toward more exciting research and applications. "This engagingly written little volume presents a social psychological approach to romantic love, but also brings to bear important facts and concepts from sociobiology, philosophy, history, family studies, and sociology. It is part of a series of short-focused volumes dealing with aspects of close relationships and would make excellent supplementary reading for undergraduate courses in marriage and the family, close relationships, social psychology, or human sexual behavior."--Journal of Marriage & The Family.
Records of civilization, sources and studies ; no. 33.
"The basis of the translation is Trojel's edition [Andreae capellani regii Francorum De amore libri tres. Recensuit E. Trojel. 1892]"--Preface.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-218).
Book One: introduction to the treatise on love -- I. what love is -- II. between what persons love may exist -- III. where love gets its name -- IV. what the effect of love is -- V. what persons are fit for love -- VI. in what manner love may be acquired and in how many ways, first dialogue: a man of the middle class speaks with a women of the same class, second dialogue: a man of the middle class speaks with a women of nobility, third dialogue: a man of the middle class speaks with a women of a higher nobility, fourth dialogue: a nobleman speaks with a women of the middle class, fifth dialogue: a nobleman speaks with a noble women, sixth dialogue: a man of the higher nobility speaks with a women of the middle class, seventh dialogue: a man of the higher nobility speaks with a women of the simple nobility, eighth dialogue: a man of the higher nobility speaks with a women of the same class -- VII. the love of the clergy -- VIII. the love of nuns -- IX. love got with money -- X. the easy attainment of ones object -- XI. the love of peasants -- XII. the love of prostitutes -- Book Two: how love may be retained -- I. How love, when it has been acquired, may be kept -- II. how a love, once consummated, may be increased -- III. in what love may come to an end -- V. indications that ones love is returned -- VI. if one of the lovers is unfaithful to the other -- VII. various decisions in love cases -- VIII. the rules of love -- Book three: the rejection of love.
Elaborates on the rules governing conduct of lovers and Courts of Love in France of the 12th century. Translation from medieval Latin.
The human experience of sex and love has direct impact on our social well-being. By studying sexual philosophy, we allow ourselves, through exposure to a variety of alternative belief systems, to consider new possibilities and options as well as to develop a deeper understanding of the philosophy we already possess. This is the underlying principle behind the readings presented in Philosophy of Sex and Love. Coverage begins with an historical overview of some of the most influential thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, Erich Fromm, and Alexander Comfort, who have helped shape contemporary discussions in the philosophy of sex and love. Then, ten major topics treated in the philosophy of sex and love are examined in detail. Guaranteed to spark lively debate, Philosophy of Sex and Love challenges readers to sharpen their critical faculties as they explore the reasons supporting each position and to develop a philosophy of sex and love that, when examined fully and rationally, will not only be self-satisfying but will promote the welfare of society as a whole.