“De Rougemont introduces the “Tristan Myth” in the first book of Love in the Western World, a work that focuses upon the intellectual and. The author defines this as “”a kind of outline history of the cult of passion”” — and he carries this out on several planes, metaphysical, mystical, legendary, with its.

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Engaging and p Describes how all the traditional elements of our concept of romantic love developed: This sparked a powerful rise of the cult of love. Nationalist ardor too is a self-elevation, a narcissistic love on the part of the collective Self….

Sign in to use this feature. A Theory of Love and Sexual Desire. This is, however, only true as regards to the great realistic writers. Following the initial enchantment of the young lovers, two scenes exemplify their relationship. Rougemont traces the religious origins of the myth in platonism, druidism and manichaeism. Death is the final destination.

Aaron Smuts – manuscript. Long ago I read that King Henry de Anjou of England built rooms at Woodstock that were connected by a man-made stream in which the occupants of enjoining rooms floated sticks upon which were written a message. History of Western Philosophy.

LOVE IN THE WESTERN WORLD by Denis de Rougemont | Kirkus Reviews

Love in the Western world Denis de Rougemont Snippet view – Tantra, as it is being pandered in the West is very often all about fanning dopamine hotter. A Study in Philosophical Theology. The knight flies away, and the woman hurls herself from the window and follows a trail of blood to a city made of silver.

He also gives her his sword. In this respect Girard regards literature in a much more positive manner as it is not the source to contamination, but the revelation of the contamination. Oggi forse datato,ma all’epoca fu molto innovativo. Girard starts off from a broad perspective of deviated transcendency.


Oct 25, Jeremy Garber rated it it was amazing Shelves: Both are in love with the idea of love. Within the masochistic realm of love for obstacles there is a pathological fear of falling in love in a simple, straightforward manner. Be the first to discover new talent!

Even more, the two lovers essentially seek peril for its own renis, because at the root of their love of love is actually a love of death Jon Presco Copyright The lai begins with a statement that others have sung it previously, and that the author has seen it in written form. Why does that attitude inevitably make me feel like growling??? Although he has not offered a way forward just yet, I am anticipating one near westenr end of the book.


Apparently, the real power lies in synergistic agape WITH union. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Always loyal and unapproachable, she is merciless and cold to her young lover to whom she pays no attention.

Roger Scruton – – Oup Usa. Love in the Western World Princeton paperbacks. It never occurs to him that the missing piece, some aspect of chastity, might hold an important clue. In a world where love has been perverted into self-love and desire for obstacles, there are no limits for such industries, created in order to avoid real love. Describes how all the traditional elements of our concept of romantic love developed: Want to Read saving…. Books by Denis de Rougemont. De Rougemont claims in the end of Love in the Western World that Eros is saved by Agape, meaning that the selfishness in erotic life can be atoned by agape.

To ask other readers questions about Love in the Western Worldplease sign up. Apr 29, Vesna rated it it was amazing. Years later, King Mark determines to marry Iseult and selects Tristan to quest after her on his behalf. In this paper I wish to present a thinker, a scholar who has had a fundamental impact on Girardian theory. Refresh and try again.


Denis De Rougemont, Love in the Western World – PhilPapers

Where Campbell is Jungian in his approach, reading the myth westedn an expressive archetype, Lov Rougemont is rigorously historicist, arguing that the myth does not so much reflect transhistorical predispositions of the human mind, but that it is a construct emerging out of a nexus of social forces unique to particular time in history. Once possessed, the dream wanes, and we find ourselves on the prowl, seeking for a new object on which to project our passions and desires.

Eros had pursued infinite becoming. Christian love is obedience in the present.

But naturalistic ideology operates, as romanticism, with the idea of a straightforward access to nature, not as something mediated. In short, what we think of as heart-opening activities are also oxytocin-producing activities. A very impressive and scholarly work.

By claiming that it is not a straightforward desire for the object, denls uncomplicated rivalry for the object, Girard will also inevitably claim that the problem is mental.

Any activity that sends our dopamine soaring dopamine is the craving, addictive neurochemical. It was in this century marriage became an object of contempt. Find it on Scholar. This book offers one of the richest histories of conventional understandings and formulations of love throughout and across the Western tradition.