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Love as Human Freedom

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2017.11.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Paul A. Kottman, Love as Human Freedom, Stanford University Press, 2017, 214 pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781503602274. Reviewed by Catherine Wilson, University of York/The Graduate Center CUNY "Sooner or later," the hero of Robert Musil's The Man without Qualities muses to his sister Agathe, "there will be an era of simple unassuming sexual comradeship, when boy and girl will stand, reconciled and uncomprehending, gazing at an ancient heap of broken clockwork springs that was once what made Man and Woman tick" [1] This book argues that we are getting there, or at least that many of the preconditions of getting there have been satisfied. "I will offer," Kottman states in the Prologue, "an account of lovemaking as a distinct world-historical achievement, one that can help us to explain enormous socio-historical shifts, from the increasing social... Read More

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