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A phenomenology of love and hate by Peter Hadreas

By Peter Hadreas

Utilizing phenomenology to discover the implicit good judgment in own love, sexual love, and hatred, Peter Hadreas offers new insights into the distinctiveness of the liked and gives clean reasons for a few of the worst outbreaks of violence and hatred nowa days. themes mentioned comprise the worth and subjectivity of non-public love, nudity and the temporality of sexual love, the relationship among own, sexual love, and the incest taboo, the advance of group-focused hatred from person concentrated hatred, and prejudicial discrimination. The paintings encompasses research of philosophers and writers from precedent days via to the current day and examines such episodes because the Oklahoma urban Federal construction bombing and the Columbine highschool bloodbath

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This selfevidence is based in a remarkable feature of personal love, namely, that the same mode of access to the entity, that is, loving the other person, is also that which makes possible the sense of the other person. Thus love ‘awakens’ the unique personhood of the beloved, but it does so through recalling the conjoined interactions with the other person that the inter-empathetic experiences propelled by love establish in the first place. Scheler, then, was correct in asserting that it is characteristic of individual personality ‘that we can only become acquainted with it in and through the act of loving…’63 But he missed that we become acquainted with the uniqueness of the other’s person ‘in and through the act of loving’ because, from the beginning, loving builds the possibility of an interactive conjunction of personal meanings.

95 Curiously we find Russell affirming that this experience promises a solution to the problem of pain. ’96 Russell’s remarkable experience was not mystical in the sense of inexplicable. Russell knew the Whiteheads well. He empathetically followed the course of Evelyn Whitehead’s illness. Her bodily physiognomy was overlayered with indeterminate previous acts of empathy. 97 If there was a mystical ‘moment’ associated with Russell’s experience, it arose with the conjunction of Russell’s empathic responses to a multitude of experiences with Evelyn Whitehead, now overlayered upon the immediate witnessing of her suffering.

It is a creation into which their oppressors cannot enter. It is perhaps then not so surprising how personal love conveys a uniqueness of the beloved that cannot be conveyed apart from the act of loving. In a late manuscript Husserl declares: ‘Love, loving, loses itself in the other ... ’52 It is not the potential satisfaction of our interests that establishes personal values. ’53 51 Kay Boyle, Words That Must Somehow Be Said: Selected Essays of Kay Boyle (San Francisco, 1985), p. 88. 52 Husserl, Zur Phänomenologie der Intersubjektivität, Zeiter Teil, Husserliana XIV, p.

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