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By Søren Kierkegaard,Howard V. Hong,Edna H. Hong

The a variety of forms and stipulations of affection are a standard subject for Kierkegaard, starting together with his early Either/Or, via "The Diary of the Seducer" and choose William's eulogy on married love, to his final paintings, at the changelessness of God's love. Works of Love, the midpoint within the sequence, can be the huge excessive aspect, as a result of its penetrating, illuminating research of the types and assets of affection. Love as feeling and temper is exclusive from works of affection, love of the cute from love of the unlovely, preferential love from love because the royal legislation, love as mutual egotism from triangular love, and erotic love from self-giving love.

This paintings is marked via Kierkegaard's Socratic expertise of the reader, either because the heart of woke up figuring out and because the initiator of motion. Written to be learn aloud, the booklet conveys a fondness of suggestion and an insightful, poetic mind's eye that make such an attentive process richly profitable. Works of affection not basically serves as a superb starting point exploring the writings of Kierkegaard, but additionally rewards many rereadings.

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