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Emotion, and Love.

Recommended Readings on Love and Friendship

In Great Books of the Western World
Republic, Book III, Book V
Nicomachean Ethics, Books VIII-IX;
Rhetoric, Book II, Ch. 4
On the Nature of Things, Book IV
The Discourses, Book II, Ch. 22
The Enneads, Ennead III, Tractate 5, Ennead VI, Tractate 9
The Confessions, Book IV, par. 7-20, Book VIII, par. 10-30, Book X, par. 38-70;
The City of God, Book XII, Chs. 8-9, Book XIV, Ch. 7, Book XV, Chs. 22-23, Book XIX, Chs. 8-17;
On Christian Doctrine, Book I
Summa Theologica, Parts I-II, QQ. 26-29, 106-108, Part II-II, QQ. 23-44, 179-182
The Prince, Chs. XVII, XIX
Leviathan, Part I, Ch. 6
Montaigne: Essays,
"That the Soul Discharges Her Passions upon False Objects, Where the True Are Wanting,"
"Of Friendship,"
"Of Solitude,"
"Of Smells,"
"Of the Affection of Fathers to Their Children,"
"That Our Desires Are Augmented by Difficulty,"
"Of Three Good Women,"
"Of Three Commerces,"
"Upon Some Verses of Virgil"
Ethics, Parts III-V
The Descent of Man, Chs. VIII, XVII-XX
The Principles of Psychology, Ch. XXIV, "Sociability and Shyness," "Modesty," "Shame," "Love," "Jealousy," "Parental Love"
The Origin and Development of Psycho-Analysis, Lectures IV-V;
Selected Papers on Hysteria, especially Chs. 9-10;
"The Sexual Enlightenment of children";
"Observations on Wild Psycho-Analysis";
The Interpretation of Dreams, V. D. (b) "Dreams of the Death of Beloved Persons";
"On Narcissism";
Instincts and Their Vicissitudes;
A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis, Lectures 20-21, 26-27;
Beyond the Pleasure Principle,
Group Psychology and Analysis of the Ego, especially Section VIII;
The Ego and the Id;
Civilization and Its Discontents, Sections IV-VII;
New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis, Lectures 32-33
In Other Works
Aquinas, Thomas:
On Aristotle's Love and Friendship
Bacon, Francis: Essays,
"Of Love,"
"Of Friendship,"
"Of Followers and Friends"
Buber, Martin:
I and Thou;
Between Man and Man, I. "Dialogue," II. "The Question to the Single One"
Dante Ahghieri:
The New Life;
The Banquet
D'Arcy, Martin C.:
The Mind and Heart of Love
Ellis, Havelock:
Studies in the Psychology of Sex;
On Life and Sex
Freud, Sigmund:
Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex
Gourmont, Remy de:
The Natural Philosophy of Love
Hunt, Morton M.:
The Natural History of Love
Kierkegaard, Soren:
The Stages on Life's Way;
The Works of Love
Kinsey, Alfred C. and others:
Sexual Behavior in the Human Female;
Sexual Behavior in the Human Male
Lawrence, D. H.:
Sex, Literature, and Censorship
Lewis, C. S.:
The Allegory of Love
Malinowski, Bronislaw:
Sex and Repression in Savage Society
Mead, Margaret:
Male and Female
Menninger, Karl A.:
Love Against Hate
Nygren, Anders:
Agape and Eros
Ortega y Gasset, Jose:
On Love
The Art of Love
Reik, Theodor:
Of Love and Lust
Rougemont, Denis de:
Love in the Western World
Russell, Bertrand:
Marriage and Morals
Stendhal, M. H. B.:
On Love
Suttie, Ian D.:
The Origins of Love and Hate
Thibon, Gustav:
What God Has Joined Together
Thurber, James, and White, E. B.:
Is Sex Necessary?
Tolstoy, Leo:
The Law of Love and the Law of Violence

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Revised 16 July 2000