9780231158169-0231158165-The Summons of Love

The Summons of Love

ISBN-13: 9780231158169
ISBN-10: 0231158165
Author: Ruti, Mari
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Hardcover 192 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780231158169
ISBN-10: 0231158165
Author: Ruti, Mari
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Hardcover 192 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Ruti, Mari wrote The Summons of Love comprising 192 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0231158165 and 9780231158169. Since then The Summons of Love textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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We are conditioned to think that love heals wounds, makes us happy, and gives our lives meaning. When the opposite occurs and love causes fracturing, disenchantment, and existential turmoil, we suffer deeply, especially if we feel that love has failed us or that we have failed to experience what others seem so effortlessly to enjoy.

In this eloquently argued, psychologically informed book, Mari Ruti portrays love as a much more complex, multifaceted phenomenon than we tend to appreciate―an experience that helps us encounter the depths of human existence. Love's ruptures are as important as its triumphs, and sometimes love succeeds because it fails. At the heart of Ruti's argument is a meditation on interpersonal ethics that acknowledges the inherent opacity of human interiority and the difficulty of taking responsibility for what we cannot fully understand.

Yet the fact that humans are often irrational in love does not absolve us of ethical accountability. In Ruti's view, we must work harder to map the unconscious patterns motivating our romantic behavior. As opposed to popular spiritual approaches urging us to live fully in the now, Ruti treats the past as a living component of the present. Only when we catch ourselves at those moments when the past speaks in the present can we keep ourselves from hurting the ones we love. Equally important, Ruti emphasizes transcending our individual histories of pain, an act that allows us to face the unconscious demons that dictate our relational choices. Written with substance and compassion, The Summons of Love restores the enlivening and transformative possibilities of romance.

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