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Sartre and the possibility of authentic love

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In 'Being and Nothingness', Jean-Paul Sartre claims that all love is doomed to failure. According to Sartre, love is a bad faith attempt to capture the Other’s freedom in order to secure for oneself a fixed nature. This thesis presents a novel argument for the possibility of authentic romantic love. I propose that the capacity for authentic romantic love is grounded in a prior experience of authentic love in early infancy.

Drawing on Sartre’s characterisation of the mo...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Role:
Supervisor
Exeter College, University of Oxford More from this funder
Arts and Humanities Research Council More from this funder
Regent's Park College, University of Oxford More from this funder
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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2020-03-23

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