publication . Article . 2015

The Concept of Love in Dostoyevsky's White Nights

Mohammad Yousefvand; Hamid Tatari;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jul 2015 Journal: International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature (issn: 2200-3592, eissn: 2200-3452, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Australian International Academic Centre PTY. LTD.
Love is a phenomenon we are involved with in our life. The concept of love has been immensely discussed and challenged by philosophers and psychologists all throughout the history because of its salient and effective role in our individual and social lives. Self-love and altruistic love, two main types of love, have been repeatedly reflected in psychologists' works; self-love refers to a kind of love which is based on psychological egoism; on the other hand, altruistic love is conceived of as a sort of love which is principally based on selflessness, caring, respect, and sacrifice. “White Nights” is a short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky which seemingly has an altr...
free text keywords: The Concept of Love, Family Resemblance, Types of Love, Triangular Theory of Love, Self-love, Altruistic Love, Philology. Linguistics, P1-1091, English literature, PR1-9680
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