Secomb - Philosophy and Love

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Unformatted text preview: Linnell Secomb Philosophy and Love Philosophy and Love From Plato to Popular Culture Linnell Secomb Edinburgh University Press Linnell Secomb, 2007 Edinburgh University Press Ltd 22 George Square, Edinburgh Typeset in 10.5/13 Sabon by Servis Filmsetting Ltd, Manchester, and printed and bound in Great Britain by Cromwell Press, Trowbridge, Wilts A CIP record for this book is available from the British Library ISBN 978 0 7486 2367 9 (hardback) ISBN 978 0 7486 2368 6 (paperback) The right of Linnell Secomb to be identified as author of this work has been asserted in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. Contents Acknowledgements vi Introduction 1 1 Sapphic and Platonic Erotics 10 2 Paradoxical Passions in Shelley and Nietzsche 24 3 Simone de Beauvoirs Desperate Housewives 40 4 Levinas: Love, Justice and Responsibility 58 5 Colonial Love in Fanon and Moffatt 75 6 Irigaray: Re-directing the Gift of Love 93 7 Barthes: A Lovers (Internet) Discourses 110 8 Butler and Foucault: Que(e)rying Marriage 126 9 Amorous Politics: Between Derrida and Nancy 142 Conclusion 157 References 163 Index 170 Acknowledgements Thanks first to the students in my course on Love and Friendship at the University of Sydney in 2004, 2005 and 2006 whose enthusiasm and desire for more materials and references suggested the need for this book. I am also most grateful for the friendship, encouragement and intellec- tual community offered by Cathryn Vasseleu, Jodi Brooks, Gail Mason, Sara Knox, Katrina Schlunke, Nikki Sullivan, Fiona Probyn-Rapsey, Celia Roberts, Adrian MacKenzie, Catherine Driscoll, Anna Gibbs, Ruth Barcan, Cristyn Davies, Joanne Finkelstein, Leela Gandhi, Nicole Anderson, Wendy Brady, Penny Rossiter, Jane Hobson and Caroline Williams. Penelope Deutschers generous support and wise counsel, especially with early chapters, was invaluable. Moira Gatens, Robyn Ferrell and Rosalyn Diprose all read and provided useful suggestions on an earlier version of the last chapter. Various other friends and colleagues have provided specific information or engaged in inspiring conversa- tions: Melissa Hardie, Kate Lilley and Viki Dunn on Sappho; Kath Albury on websites and pop culture; Annie Noack, Kathy Sport, Annie Heath, Susan Brock, Kellie Greene, Brenda Bartlett, Chris King, and Sue Aujard on same-sex marriage, dating and romance. My colleagues in the department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney facilitated this project in various ways and the Research Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney provided funding to support its completion, which is most gratefully acknowledged. Early drafts of various chapters have been reworked following the generous and astute responses offered at a number of conferences and seminars including: The Political Futures of Jacques Derrida Conference, Macquarie University, January 2005; Images of Community Workshop, Australian National University, April 2005; the Institute for Womens Studies departmental seminar, Lancaster...
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