The dance of love

Murphy, Peter (2003) The dance of love. Thesis Eleven, 72 (1). pp. 65-90.

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This is a comparative essay on two types of love: the Christian or Romantic type of love that equates love and death; and classical or amicable love that equates love with rhythmical rituals and conjugations. The essay explores the role of instincts, desire, aggression, ecstasy, oblivion, pneumatics, meters and eternal recurrence in love. The question of the relation between love and marriage, love and adultery is posed. Historical forms of love are reviewed, from pederasty and renunciation to courtly and companionate love.

Item ID: 23405
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1461-7455
Keywords: adultery; breath; creation; dance; death; desire; erotic; God; love; marriage; rhythm
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2012 05:21
FoR Codes: 22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2203 Philosophy > 220319 Social Philosophy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 100%
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