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Publication . Other literature type . Article . 2021

Love In-Between

Laura Candiotto; Hanne De Jaegher;
Open Access
Published: 19 Feb 2021 Journal: The Journal of Ethics, volume 25, pages 501-524 (issn: 1382-4554, eissn: 1572-8609, Copyright policy )
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Country: Germany
AbstractIn this paper, we introduce an enactive account of loving as participatory sense-making inspired by the “I love to you” of the feminist philosopher Luce Irigaray. Emancipating from the fusionist concept of romantic love, which understands love as unity, we conceptualise loving as an existential engagement in a dialectic of encounter, in continuous processes of becoming-in-relation. In these processes, desire acquires a certain prominence as the need to know (the other, the relation, oneself) more. We build on Irigaray’s account of love to present a phenomenology of loving interactions and then our enactive account. Finally, we draw some implications for ethics. These concern language, difference, vulnerability, desire, and self-transformation.
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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Need to know Relation (history of concept) Sociology Phenomenology (philosophy) Political philosophy Dialectic Epistemology Romance Vulnerability Existentialism


Philosophy, 102, Luce Irigaray, love, desire, becoming, enactive approach, participatory sense-making, loving and knowing, 100 Philosophie und Psychologie::100 Philosophie::102 Verschiedenes

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