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Between Eros and Agape. Naturalistic-cultural contexts of postmodern partner relationships

Mirosław Piechowiak

Abstract

One of the basic assumptions in the discussed dissertation was an attempt to draw attention to the problems of human relations, in particular the broad contexts of love present in partner relationships in the postmodern world, deformed by the consumer markets of the capitalist society. Having the conviction that the atmosphere of consumption filled with precisely configured systems arousing a variety of sensual desires is the principal modality in which love is realized nowadays, I observe that today love becomes not so much a constitutive phenomenon of partner relationship but rather an object of desire for a particular, strongly emancipated individual. Love present in commercials is accompanied by the message that everyone can achieve professional success that allows to acquire all the material goods that should be associated with success in love. Despite the fact that deeper emotions are "misunderstood" in postmodern times, I assume that the postmodern man is not (need not be) destined to experience a deficit of feelings. I, therefore, perceive partner love as a phenomenon, attainable nowadays, constructed on the basis of sexual strategies of seduction, sensual desire (appreciation of sensual carnality, as in Ludwig Feuerbach's philosophy), continued in the desire to be "for", manifesting itself in self-sacrifice and asymmetrical responsibility for the Other.
Record ID
UAM24b8df3d319a44c8ae794ac4aed05170
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Mirosław Piechowiak Mirosław Piechowiak,, Undefined Affiliation
Title in Polish
Pomiędzy Erosem i Agape. Naturalistyczno – kulturowe konteksty ponowoczesnych relacji partnerskich
Title in English
Between Eros and Agape. Naturalistic-cultural contexts of postmodern partner relationships
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Social Sciences (FoSS)
Discipline
philosophy / (humanities) / (humanities)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.2 philosophy
Status
Finished
Defense Date
27-06-2014
Title date
27-06-2014
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/11007 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
postmodernism; love; relationship; sensuality; dialogue
Abstract in English
One of the basic assumptions in the discussed dissertation was an attempt to draw attention to the problems of human relations, in particular the broad contexts of love present in partner relationships in the postmodern world, deformed by the consumer markets of the capitalist society. Having the conviction that the atmosphere of consumption filled with precisely configured systems arousing a variety of sensual desires is the principal modality in which love is realized nowadays, I observe that today love becomes not so much a constitutive phenomenon of partner relationship but rather an object of desire for a particular, strongly emancipated individual. Love present in commercials is accompanied by the message that everyone can achieve professional success that allows to acquire all the material goods that should be associated with success in love. Despite the fact that deeper emotions are "misunderstood" in postmodern times, I assume that the postmodern man is not (need not be) destined to experience a deficit of feelings. I, therefore, perceive partner love as a phenomenon, attainable nowadays, constructed on the basis of sexual strategies of seduction, sensual desire (appreciation of sensual carnality, as in Ludwig Feuerbach's philosophy), continued in the desire to be "for", manifesting itself in self-sacrifice and asymmetrical responsibility for the Other.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM24b8df3d319a44c8ae794ac4aed05170/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAM24b8df3d319a44c8ae794ac4aed05170

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