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Author Shaffer, Andrew.

Title Great philosophers who failed at love / Andrew Shaffer.

Imprint New York : HarperPerennial, 2011.

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 Axe Special Collections Rosen  818.607 Sh13g 2011    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st ed.
Description vii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Peter Abelard (1079-1142) -- Louis Althusser (1918-1990) -- St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) -- Aristotle (384-322 BC) -- St. Augustine Of Hippo (354-430) -- Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) -- Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) -- John Calvin (1509-1564) -- Albert Camus (1913-1960) -- Nicolas Chamfort (1741-1794) -- Auguste Comte (1798-1857) -- Rene Descartes (1596-1650) -- John Dewey (1859-1952) -- Denis Diderot (1713-1784) -- Diogenes the Cynic (412-323 BC) -- Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) -- Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) -- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) -- Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) -- David Hume (1711-1776) -- Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) -- Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) -- John Locke (1632-1704) -- Titus Lucretius (99-55 BC) -- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) -- Plato (427-347 BC) -- Ayn Rand (1905-1982) -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) -- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) -- Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) -- Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) -- Seneca the Younger (4 BC-AD 65) -- Socrates (469-399 BC) -- Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) -- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) -- Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910).
Summary Collects humorous wisdom on love and heartbreak, pulled from the lives and relationships of 40 of history's greatest thinkers, including Friedrich Nietzsche, St. Augustine of Hippo, Jean-Paul Sartre and more.
"Shaffer's jaunty compendium of highbrow heartbreak provides proof positive that even the most brilliant of minds can fall afoul of Cupid and offers some measure of hope to the lovelorn. He profiles 37 great Western thinkers, detailing the sometimes lurid, always disastrous ways their love lives imploded. The brisk biographies paint a picture of the pitfalls of marriage, dating, and love, but also a philosophy primer. And after learning that Louis Althusser "accidentally" murdered his wife, that Albert Camus divorced his wife after discovering she was sleeping with a doctor in exchange for morphine, that Friedrich Nietzsche engaged in sexual intercourse on several occasions "on doctor's orders," and that Martin Heidegger discovered his son was the product of an affair between his wife and a family friend, almost everyone will feel better about his or her love life.
Subject Love -- Humor.
Philosophy -- Humor.
Love. (OCoLC)fst01002769
Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01060777
Genre/Form Humor. (OCoLC)fst01423696
ISBN 9780061969812
0061969818

 
    
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