The Metaphysics of Love Paperback

by Frederick D. Wilhelmsen;

Stock available


Free UK delivery when you spend £10 or more

Price and Purchase

Offer price: £34.51 Free UK Delivery
Go to Basket We accept VISA, Mastercard, Paypal and Buy Now Pay Later

If you're buying for a church, school or business, why not Buy Now Pay Later?

Find Out More

The Metaphysics of Love

Full Product Description

The Metaphysics of Love develops the existential metaphysics of St. Thomas Aquinas, applying it to explore the ontological structure of the human person. Published first in 1962, this book demonstrates the fertility of Thomistic metaphysics and the enduring influence of Thomism on Western philosophy. It uncovers the ecstatic structure of human existence, in dialogue with philosophers ranging from Plato, Aristotle, and Aquinas, to Kant, Hegel, Heidegger, Tillich, Zubiri, and Ortega y Gassett, as well as theologians and historians Romano Guardini, Hilaire Belloc, and Eric Voegelin. Philosophical and theological examinations of love have in various ways raised the following question: how can love of self (eros) be harmonized with love of others (agape)? These types of love represent two drives, Wilhelmsen argues, that in the end must be seen as aspects of existence itself. Moral and psychological problems of love turn out to be manifestations of metaphysical issues. While different cultures have emphasized one of these drives or the other, a healthy culture will not completely forget either. Cultures differ in the way they emphasize one or the other, or flee from one or the other. These dimensions of human existence provide the framework for a person's love of self, neighbor, and God. This volume is part of Transaction's Library of Conservative Thought series.

The Metaphysics of Love by Frederick D. Wilhelmsen was published by Transaction Publishers in October 2015. The ISBN for The Metaphysics of Love is 9781412862585.

Reviews of The Metaphysics of Love

Customer reviews and testimonials Write a review

Product Q&A

Got a question? No problem! Just click here to ask us about The Metaphysics of Love.


Details for The Metaphysics of Love

Page last updated 8th April 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherTransaction Publishers (October 2015)
Number of Pages169
Thickness5 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4347755
Eden is an accredited Living Wage employer