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The Way of Love asks the question: How can we love each other? Here Luce Irigaray, one of the world's foremost philosophers, presents an extraordinary exploration of desire and the human heart.

If Western philosophy has claimed to be a love of wisdom, it has forgotten to become a wisdom of love. We still lack words, gestures, ways of doing or thinking to approach one anothe
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Paperback, 198 pages
Published July 22nd 2004 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published 2003)
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Benjamin Hill
Nov 16, 2015 Benjamin Hill rated it it was ok
Either the synopsis of this book lied to me, or I am not well versed enough in philosophy to understand what she was talking about. In any event, I personally believe the burden of communication is on the author and I think this book is far too convoluted.
Samantha
May 19, 2011 Samantha rated it liked it
I rated this as 3 stars only because it was a little too dense at times, and I'm no longer a literary student so my critical senses have dulled. However, the times that I was able to follow, I was utterly captivated, and enjoyed the ideas posited very much--that love is not a concept, but a real concrete presence. She challenged my notions of philosophy where love is more of an abstract concept or force, and instead argues that Love has an immediate presence that starts within us and generates a ...more
Scott
Feb 20, 2013 Scott rated it it was amazing
Beautiful, hopeful entries into possible ways of being between men and women. A loving invitation to consider fresh tenderness of language beyond the pre-determined parameters. Many indications of the possibility of two remaining two--between, to and for one another, from proximity to interval and back again. Men and women can find relations that are not predicated on appropriation typical of one treating the other as an extension of ego.
Andy Jackson
Oct 04, 2009 Andy Jackson rated it really liked it
Language as complex as the heart or the brain's operations, but simple and provocative at its core - how to relate to the other... No practical suggestions (perhaps because each context brings its own demands...)
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Aug 19, 2008 Andrew Fox rated it it was amazing
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Beautiful, like cutting a spiral.
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Luce Irigaray (born 1932 Belgium) is a Belgian feminist, philosopher, linguist, psychoanalytic, sociologist and cultural theorist. She is best known for her works Speculum of the Other Woman (1974) and This Sex Which Is Not One (1977).

Irigaray received a Master's Degree in Philosophy & Arts from the University of Louvain (Leuven) in 1955. She taught in a Brussels school from 1956-1959. She mov
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“The ultimate reality from which the path of this becoming could start off again will no longer rest on a ground of 'causa sui.' in any case the sense of a God who would alone be capable of giving an account of self. It is rather from the human and from what the human most irreducibly is that it is a question of starting off again. From the human as it objectively is before it starts to construct a language and a thinking which help to distance it from its beginning, from its prematureness without thinking it in the totality of its being.” 2 likes
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