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Love Through The Ages
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Philosophy: William of Ockham, Born 1287, Died 1347, View- At the fourth stage of moral virtue, one wills to act in this way “precisely for the love of God.” This stage “alone is the true and perfect moral virtue of which the Saints speak.” Art: The Madonna of Humility, 1390, Lippo di Dalmasio Music: Floret Cum Vana Gloria, Philippe de Vitry Literature: Parliament of Foules, 1343, Geoffrey Chaucer.
Philosophy: Marsilio Ficino, Born October 19, 1433, Died October 1, 1499, View- “ The doctors of antiquity have affirmed that love is a passion that resembles a melancholy disease. The physician Rasis prescribed, therefore, in order to recover, coitus, fasting, drunkenness, and walking.“ Art: The Adoration of the Magi, 1476, Sandro Botticelli Music: Trionfo di Bacco, 1469, Lorenzo de' Medici Literature: Le Morte d’Arthur Book VII, 1485 Author Sir Thomas Malory.
Philosophy: Sir Thomas More, Born February 7, 1478, Died July 6, 1535, View- “ A pretty face may be enough to catch a man, but it takes character and good nature to hold him. “ Art: A Boy with a Bird, 1520, Titian Music: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming, 1599, Traditional German Carol Literature: Romeo and Juliet, Published 1597, Author William Shakespeare, Summary- The play which is set in Verona is a story about a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families.
Philosophy: René Descartes, Born March 31, 1596 Died February 11, 1650, View- "It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get." Art: The Honeysuckle Bower, 1609, Peter Paul Rubens, Music: All My Heart This Night Rejoices, 1656, Paul Gerhardt Literature: Sonnet 116, published 1609, Author William Shakespeare, Summary-love cannot be true if it changes for any reason; true love should
Philosophy: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Born August 28, 1749, Died March 22, 1832, View- Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished. Art: Mr and Mrs Andrews, 1750, Thomas Gainsborough Music: Be Still, My Soul, 1752, Katharina A. von Schlegel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqgC1tqifV8 Literature: Farewell, ye bughts James Thomson.
Philosophy: Jean- Jacques Rousseau, Born June 28, 1712, Died July 2, 1778, View- “ To write a good love letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say, and to finish without knowing what you have written. “ Art: The Corinthian Maid, 1782, Joseph Wright, Music: The Marriage of Figaro, 1786, Mozart, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OZCyp-LcGw&feature=youtu.be Literature: A Red, Red Rose, Published 1794, Author Robert Burns, Summary- Reminds that a symbol is any object, character or actio
Philosophy: Søren Kierkegaard, Born May 5, 1813, Died November 11, 1855, View- “When one has once fully entered the realm of love, the world — no matter how imperfect — becomes rich and beautiful, it consists solely of opportunities for love.” Art: Deposition, 1800, Bernardino Nocchi, Music: Yellow Rose of Texas, 1836, James Rucker, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMDpBDIjfXM&feature=youtu.be Literature: Jane Eyre, Published 1847, Author Charlotte Brontë, Summary- Jane Eyre follows the experiences of i
Philosophy: Khalil Gibran, Born January 6, 1883, Died April 10, 1931, View- “If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.” Art: The Perea Nena Polka, 1850, John Brand, Music: Hello, Ma Baby, 1899, Arthur Collins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q6kG2r41lQ Literature: The Scarlet Letter, Published- 1850, Author Nathaniel Hawthorne, Summary- In Nathaniel Hawthorne's dark novel, The Scarlet Letter, a single sinful act ruins the lives of th
Philosophy: Henri-Louis Bergson, Born October 18, 1859, Died January 4, 1941, View- “... divine love is not something belonging to God: it is God Himself. “ Art: Godspeed, 1900, Edmund Leighton, Music: Bill Bailey, Won’t you Please Come Home, 1902, Arthur Collins, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3seUny2pB8&feature=youtu.be Literature: The Flame, 1900, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Summary- The Flame is a 1900 novel by the Italian writer Gabriele D'Annunzio. It is set in 1883 Venice and tells the story of a young
Philosophy: David Émile Durkheim, Born April 15, 1858, Died November 15, 1917, View- “ Peacemaking…is about a revolution of love that is big enough to set both the oppressed and the oppressors free. “ Art: Smiling teen couple sitting on a sofa, 1930, H.Armstrong Roberts, Music: Moonlight Bay, 1912, American Quartet, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7D3y3PZS4c&feature=youtu.be Literature: Kilmeny of the Orchard, 1910, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Summary- Eric Marshall, recent college graduate, has the world at
Philosophy: William Penn Adair Rodgers, Born November 4, 1879, Died August 15, 1935, View- “ I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.” Art: Love in the Forest, 1920, Heinrich Campendonk, Music: someone to Watch Over Me, 1927, Gertrude Lawrence, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB7YlkhD70Y&feature=youtu.be Literature: This Side of Paradise, 1920, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Summary-In this definitive text, This Side of Paradise captures the rhythms and romance of Fitzgerald's youth and offers a poign
Philosophy: Bertrand Arthur William Russell, Born May 18, 1872, Died February 2, 1970, View- “ The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” Art: Lovers Near Bridge, 1948, Marc Chagall, Music: I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling - Ella Fitzgerald - YouTube December 23, 1947, Blues, Jazz, Pop. Literature: Forever Amber, 1944, Kathleen Winsor, Summary- Frequently compared to Gone with the Wind, Forever Amber is the other great historical romance, outselling every other American novel of the 1940s
Philosophy: Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre, Born May June 21, 1905, Died April 15, 1980, view- “ In love, one and one are one. “ Art: La Mariée, 1950, Marc Chagall Music: Frank Sinatra - All The Way 1 - YouTube May 20, 1957, Jazz Literature: Lasso Your Heart, 1952, Betty Cavanna, Summary- Prue loves horses and living on her father's Pennsylvania ranch, but she learns to take an interest in the feminine world and in preparations for college.
Philosophy: Jane Addams, Born September 6, 1860, Died May 21, 1935, View- “ Absence is to love as wind is to fire. It extinguishes the small and kindles the great. “ Art: Lovers( The Kiss), 1930, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Music: Dear Mr Gable, 1938, Judy Garland, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFSczLif0q4&feature=youtu.be Literature: Tender Is the Night, 1934, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Summary- Set on the French Riviera in the late 1920s, Tender Is the Night is the tragic romance of the young actress Rosemary Hoy
Philosophy: Ayn Rand, Born February 2, 1905, Died March 6, 1982, View- “ Love is reverence, and worship, and glory, and the upward glance. Not a bandage for dirty sores. But they don’t know it. Those who speak of love most promiscuosly are the ones who’ve never felt it. They make some sort of feeble stew out of sympathy, compassion, contempt and general indifference, and they call it love. Once you’ve felt what it means to love as you and I know it – total passion for the total height – you’re incapable of
Philosophy: Alan Gerald Soble, Born 1947, View- …that love is "such a rich phenomenon provoking questions in ontology, epistemology, the philosophy of mind, theology and philosophy of religion, and that to restrict the investigation of its many forms and dimensions to the ties between love and sexuality is to commit a painful, conceptual truncation". Art: Love (sculpture), 1970, Robert Indiana, Music:The Jackson 5 - ABC - YouTube February 24, 1970, Soul, R&B Literature: Love Story, Published 1970, Author
Philosophy: Jean-Patre Sartre, Born June 21, 1905, Died April 15, 1980, View- “We do not judge the people we love.” Art: Lovers near Isba, 1980, Marc Chagall, Music: Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine - YouTube August 17, 1988, Hard Rock Literature: A Kingdom of Dreams, 1989, Judith McNaught, Summary- Abducted from her convent school, headstrong Scottish beauty Jennifer Merrick does not easily surrender to Royce Westmoreland, Duke of Claymore. Known as "The Wolf"; his very name strikes terror in the he
Philosophy: Emil Cioran, Born April 8, 1911, Died June 20, 1995, View- “Knowledge subverts love: in proportion as we penetrate our secrets, we come to loathe our kind, precisely because they resemble us.” Art: Velvet Night. Spirit of Love, 1990, Victor Zaretsky, Music: Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You - YouTube November 3, 1992, R&B, Pop, Soul, Dance Literature: Prisoner of My Desire, 1991, Johanna Lindsey, Summary- Spirited Rowena Belleme must produce an heir--or incur the dangerous wrath of a
Philosophy: Bell Hooks, Born 1952, View- "The fear of being alone, or of being unloved, had caused women of all races to passively accept sexism and sexist oppression." Art: A Love in Casablanca, 2003, Mimmo Rotella, Music: Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me - YouTube April 18, 2009, Country pop Literature: The Time Traveler's Wife, 2003, Audrey Niffenegger, Summary- The Time Traveler's Wife is the debut novel of American author Audrey Niffenegger, published in 2003. It is a love story about a man with
Philosophy: Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Born in 1972, View-“ Love without consciousness becomes need dependency, and control, in the name of love.” Art: Love Crime, 2016, Lim Prisu, Music: 6LACK - Prblms (Official Video) - YouTube September 23, 2016, Alternative R&B Literature: Confess, 2015, Colleen Hoover, Summary- Auburn Reed is determined to rebuild her shattered life and she has no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to become deeply attract
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