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Philosophy and Love: From Plato to Popular Culture

Linnell Secomb


This book introduces historical and contemporary philosophical reflections on love. It brings together philosophy with cultural analysis to provide an account of conventional theories of love as well as the controversial reformulations evident in same-sex desire, cross-cultural love and internet romance. Starting with Plato, but focusing especially on contemporary European philosophy, the book introduces figures such as Nietzsche, Beauvoir, Irigaray, Derrida and Fanon. Explaining these philosophical approaches, it also engages with cultural productions — ranging from Sappho to Frankenstein, an ... More

Keywords: same-sex desire, cross-cultural love, internet romance, Plato, Nietzsche, Beauvoir, Irigaray, Derrida, Fanon, cultural productions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748623679
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623679.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Linnell Secomb, author