The Possibility of Love: An Interdisciplinary Analysis by Kathleen O'Dwyer

By Kathleen O'Dwyer

'The chance of Love' is an exploration of an idea just about the human center. Grounded within the usual, daily reviews of human dwelling, the e-book offers an exploration of the varied stumbling blocks to the adventure of affection, the results of love's absence, and the unquenchable hope for romance which propels, affects and finally motivates a lot of human behaviour. "The threat of Love" poses the query: is love really attainable among people, or is it a terrific, a delusion, an phantasm, or a comforting aspiration which allows a palliative denial and distortion of the truth of individual? This expansive query is approached via an interdisciplinary research. the writer addresses the query of love's risk because it is explored in a variety of literature from the disciplines of philosophy, psychoanalysis and poetry. The interdisciplinary nature of the research relies at the statement of an interconnection among the 3 disciplines, and that this interconnection permits a distinct and insightful exploration of the query of love's hazard. hence, the query is explored from different view-points, and likewise from varied time-frames; convergences and divergences are famous and mentioned, and conclusions are drawn from the consequent findings. The ebook is basically a philosophical research of an emotion that considerably affects on human event. It attests to the steadily expanding acknowledgement of the facility of emotional adventure within the look for wisdom, knowledge and fact. therefore, it's a uniquely sincere exploration of human nature in modern occasions.

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Nietzsche, 2003a: 198). In such moments of personal honesty and agenda-free encounters with life, love is possible, joyous and life-enhancing: “Fine, with one another silent, Finer, with one another laughing” (Nietzsche, 1984: 268). The possibility of love suggested in these lines, evoking ease and acceptance, joy and silence, enables the experience of a relationship engaging the full expression of who one is, and the open reception of who the other is; this is the subject of Buber’s philosophy outlined in the “I/Thou” encounter which is the starting point of the next chapter.

6 Buber’s reference to inner conflict and the difficulties involved in over-coming internal oppositions echoes Freud’s description of the mind as a tripartite apparatus, often in conflict with itself. Martin Buber 33 Buber concludes, similarly to Nietzsche, that understanding can only begin with personal truth. Only thus is it possible to confront otherwise theoretical abstractions, such as good and evil, love and hate, self and other: “A man should himself realize that conflict-situations between himself and others are nothing but the effects of conflict-situations in his own soul” (Buber, 2002: 21).

While Buber necessarily developed his own unique philosophical thought, Martin Buber 31 many of his pronouncements resound with those of Nietzsche, particularly on issues such as morality, human nature, deception, freedom and responsibility. In his writings, most notably I and Thou, Buber expresses his belief that the deepest reality of human life lies in the relation between one being and another and that human understanding is a communal process: “The fundamental fact of human existence, according to Buber’s anthropology, is man with man” (Friedman, 2002: 98).

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