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  1. Irving Singer (2009). The Nature of Love. MIT Press.
    An analysis of concepts of bestowal, appraisal, imagination, and idealization followed by explorations into the writings of thinkers that include Plato, Ovid, ...
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  2. Moreland Perkins & Irving Singer (1951). Analyticity. Journal of Philosophy 48 (16):485-497.
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    Irving Singer (1994/2009). The Pursuit of Love. MIT Press.
    Preface to the Irving Singer library edition -- Preface -- Introduction: Love and meaning -- Two myths about love -- Persons, things, ideals -- Sexual love -- Love in society -- Religious love -- Civilization and autonomy -- Love, and do as you will.
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  4. Irving Singer (2009). Ingmar Bergman, Cinematic Philosopher: Reflections on His Creativity. The MIT Press.
     
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  5. Irving Singer (2009). Philosophy of Love: A Partial Summing-Up. MIT Press.
    Is romantic love a recent idea? -- Plato -- Beyond idealism -- Concepts of transcendence and merging -- Courtly love and its successors -- Varieties of romantic love -- Identification of love and passion -- Bestowal and appraisal in relation to Freud -- Schopenhauer and Nietzsche -- Dualism and Freud on erotic degradation -- Democracy as related to romanticism -- Existentialism -- The love of life : a pluralist perspective -- Harmonization of Dewey and Santayana -- The role of creativity (...)
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    Irving Singer (1966). The Nature of Love. New York, Random House.
    Does anyone still believe in romantic love? The enormous number of romance novels consumed by American women would seem to indicate that the faith lives on . ...
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    Irving Singer (2008). Cinematic Mythmaking: Philosophy in Film. The MIT Press.
    Film is the supreme medium for mythmaking. The gods and heroes of mythology are both larger than life and deeply human; they teach us about the world, and they tell us a good story. Similarly, our experience of film is both distant and intimate. Cinematic techniques--panning, tracking, zooming, and the other tools in the filmmaker's toolbox--create a world that is unlike reality and yet realistic at the same time. We are passive spectators, but we also have a personal relationship with (...)
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    Moreland Perkins & Irving Singer (1953). The Definition of 'More Valuable'. Analysis 13 (6):140 - 143.
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    Irving Singer (2000). The Morality of Sex: Contra Kant. Critical Horizons 1 (2):175-191.
    While much that is admirable in romanticism stems from Kant's philosophy,a better account of how sexuality can be an ethical possibility exceeds the cramped parameters that he imposes. His conception of marriage and its dependence upon a contractual exchange of rights may well be irremediable because of its formal emptinesses. His idea of human love as good will and an interest in the welfare of the beloved is defensible as far as it goes. But it does not go far enough (...)
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  10. George Santayana & Irving Singer (1995). The Last Puritan: A Memoir in the Form of a Novel. A Bradford Book.
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    Irving Singer (1996/2009). The Creation of Value. MIT Press.
    Preface to the Irving Singer library edition -- Preface to the Johns Hopkins edition -- Preface -- Introduction: Our human predicament -- The meaning of life : rephrasing questions -- The meaning of death -- The creation of meaning -- Lives of meaning and significance -- Conclusion: The love of life.
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    Irving Singer (1954). The Aesthetics of "Art for Art's Sake". Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 12 (3):343-359.
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  13. Irving Singer (1988). The Nature of Love, Vol. 2: Courtly and Romantic. Noûs 22 (3):467-470.
     
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  14. Irving Singer (1986). The Nature of Love, Vol. 1: Plato to Luther. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 20 (2):183-185.
     
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  15. Irving Singer & Carmen García Trevijano (1997). "Nuevas reflexiones sobre" El último puritano". Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 16 (2):147-155.
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  16. Irving Singer (1989). The Nature of Love, Volume 3: The Modern World. University of Chicago Press.
    "In this concluding volume of his impressive study of the history of Western thought about the nature of love, Irving Singer reviews the principal efforts that have been made by 20th-Century thinkers to analyze the phenomenon of love.... [T]he bulk of the book is taken up with critical accounts of the modern thinkers who have systematically called into question the possibility itself of love as a union of distinct human selves. For the most part, these critiques are effectively executed, and (...)
     
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    Paul J. Olscamp, R. Jeffrey, Christopher Lake, Russell DiSilvestro & Irving Singer (2004). News 127–138 Information for Contributors 139–140. Journal of Value Inquiry 38:603-605.
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    Irving Singer (1977). Santayana and the Ontology of the Photographic Image. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 36 (1):39-43.
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    Irving Singer (1957). Santayana's Aesthetics. Cambridge, Harvard University Press.
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  20. Irving Singer (1957/1973). Santayana's Aesthetics; a Critical Introduction. Westport, Conn.,Greenwood Press.
     
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  21. Irving Singer (1968). The Nature of Love: Plato to Luther. Philosophical Review 77 (4):519-521.
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    Irving Singer & Josephine Singer (1972). Periodicity of Sexual Desire in Relation Time of Ovulation in Women. Journal of Biosocial Science 4 (4):471.
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  23. George Santayana, Herman J. Saatkamp, William G. Holzberger & Irving Singer (1995). The Last Puritan: A Memoir in the Form of a Novel. Critical Edition. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 31 (2):437-444.
     
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    Irving Singer (2010). Cinematic Mythmaking: Philosophy in Film. The MIT Press.
    Film is the supreme medium for mythmaking. The gods and heroes of mythology are both larger than life and deeply human; they teach us about the world, and they tell us a good story. Similarly, our experience of film is both distant and intimate. Cinematic techniques--panning, tracking, zooming, and the other tools in the filmmaker's toolbox--create a world that is unlike reality and yet realistic at the same time. We are passive spectators, but we also have a personal relationship with (...)
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    Irving Singer (2001). Explorations in Love and Sex. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Beginning with a discussion of Kant, Schopenhauer, and others about the morality of sex and the morality of compassion, Explorations in Love and Sex offers a panoramic view of the philosophy of love from its beginnings in Plato up to the present. It examines the nature and limitations of sexual pluralism, and elaborates on Irving Singer's earlier ideas about appraisal and bestowal. The book's chapters are both philosophical and historical, and speak to general readers who wish to better understand the (...)
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  26. Irving Singer (2000). George Santayana Literary Philosopher. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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    Irving Singer (2010). Mozart and Beethoven: The Concept of Love in Their Operas. The MIT Press.
    Music, language, and drama come together in opera to make a whole that conveys emotional reality. In this book, Irving Singer develops a new mode for understanding and experiencing the operas of Mozart and Beethoven, approaching them not as a musical technician but as a philosopher concerned with their expressive and mythic elements. Using the distinction between the sensuous and the passionate as framework for his discussion, Singer explores not only the treatment of love in these operas but also the (...)
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  28. Irving Singer (1977). Mozart & Beethoven the Concept of Love in Their Operas. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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    Irving Singer (2009). Meaning in Life: The Creation of Value. The MIT Press.
    With a new preface by the authorWhat is meaning in life? Does anything really matter? How can a life achieve lasting significance? How can we explain the human propensity to struggle for ideals? How is meaning related to contentment, happiness, joy? Is meaning something we discover, or do we create it? What is the nature of value, and what are its sources in human experience? Can there be a meaning in life without religious faith? What is the meaning of death? (...)
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  30. Irving Singer (2009). Meaning in Life: The Pursuit of Love. The MIT Press.
    With a new preface by the authorIn his widely acclaimed trilogy The Nature of Love, Irving Singer traced the development of the concept of love in history and literature from the Greeks to the twentieth century. In this second volume of his Meaning in Life trilogy, Singer returns to the subject of his earlier work, exploring a different approach. Without denying his previous emphasis on the role of imagination and creativity, in this book Singer investigates the ability of them both (...)
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  31. Irving Singer (2009). Meaning in Life: The Harmony of Nature and Spirit. The MIT Press.
    With a new preface by the authorThis final book in Irving Singer's Meaning in Life trilogy studies the interaction between nature and the values that define human spirituality. It examines the ways in which we overcome the suffering in life by resolving our sense of being divided between them. Singer suggests that the accord between nature and spirit arises from an art of life that affords meaning, happiness, and love by employing the same principles as those that exist in all (...)
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  32. Irving Singer & Moreland Perkins (2010). Modes of Creativity: Philosophical Perspectives. The MIT Press.
    Philosophical reflections on creativity in science, humanities, and human experience as a whole.
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  33. Irving Singer & Moreland Perkins (2013). Modes of Creativity: Philosophical Perspectives. The MIT Press.
    In this philosophical exploration of creativity, Irving Singer describes the many different types of creativity and their varied manifestations within and across all the arts and sciences. Singer's approach is pluralistic rather than abstract or dogmatic. His reflections amplify recent discoveries in cognitive science and neurobiology by aligning them with the aesthetic, affective, and phenomenological framework of experience and behavior that characterizes the human quest for meaning. Creativity has long fascinated Singer, and in Modes of Creativity he carries forward investigations (...)
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    Irving Singer & Alan Soble (2009). Philosophy of Love: A Partial Summing-Up. The MIT Press.
    In 1984, Irving Singer published the first volume of what would become a classic and much acclaimed trilogy on love. Trained as an analytical philosopher, Singer first approached his subject with the tools of current philosophical methodology. Dissatisfied by the initial results, he turned to the history of ideas in philosophy and the arts for inspiration. He discovered an immensity of speculation and artistic practice that reached wholly beyond the parameters he had been trained to consider truly philosophical. In his (...)
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  35. Irving Singer & Alan Soble (2011). Philosophy of Love: A Partial Summing-Up. The MIT Press.
    In 1984, Irving Singer published the first volume of what would become a classic and much acclaimed trilogy on love. Trained as an analytical philosopher, Singer first approached his subject with the tools of current philosophical methodology. Dissatisfied by the initial results, he turned to the history of ideas in philosophy and the arts for inspiration. He discovered an immensity of speculation and artistic practice that reached wholly beyond the parameters he had been trained to consider truly philosophical. In his (...)
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  36. Irving Singer (1998). Reality Transformed Film as Meaning and Technique. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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    Irving Singer (2001). Sex: A Philosophical Primer. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    A philosophical primer designed for the general reader as well as professionals in various fields, this book studies sex in itself and in its relation to love and compassion. It distinguishes between 'sensuous' and 'passionate' elements of sexuality and shows how sex in human beings is both appetitive and interpersonal. It then explores the ways in which our sexuality is always subject to aesthetic and moral valuation in relation to the appetitive and interpersonal coordinates.
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  38. Irving Singer (2004). Sex: A Philosophical Primer. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    In this expanded edition, Singer supplements the 2001 edition with a timely and stimulating essay that focuses upon marriage, particularly same-sex marriage. Singer maintains that questions about sex are fundamental in all thinking about the marital condition, and addresses the problem of same-sex legitimization and rights to material benefits by analyzing the nature of marriage, union, and family in their relation to sexuality and love. For first-time and seasoned readers alike, Singer's lucid new reflections will clarify current and emerging issues (...)
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    Irving Singer (1996/2009). The Harmony of Nature and Spirit. MIT Press.
    Preface to the Irving Singer library edition -- Preface -- Introduction: Nature and spirit -- Schopenhauer's pendulum : is happiness possible? -- Beyond the suffering in life -- The nature and content of happiness -- Play and mere existence -- Living in nature -- Imagination and idealization -- Harmonization through art -- Art and spirituality -- The continuum of ends and means -- Aesthetic foundations of ethics and religion -- Conclusion: Love, meaning, happiness.
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  40. Irving Singer (2009). The Nature of Love: Courtly and Romantic. The MIT Press.
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  41. Irving Singer (2009). The Nature of Love: The Modern World. The MIT Press.
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    Irving Singer (2004). Three Philosophical Filmmakers: Hitchcock, Welles, Renoir. The MIT Press.
    Although Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, and Jean Renoir do not pontificate about "eternal verities or analytical niceties," as Irving Singer remarks in Three Philosophical Filmmakers, each expresses, through his work, his particular vision of reality. In this study of these great directors, Singer examines the ways in which meaning and technique interact within their different visions.Singer's account reveals Hitchcock, Welles, and Renoir to be not only consummate artists and inspired craftsmen but also sophisticated theorists of film and its place in (...)
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  43. Irving Singer (2006). Three Philosophical Filmmakers. Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 68 (4):840-842.
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  44. Irving Singer (2005). Three Philosophical Filmmakers: Hitchcock, Welles, Renoir. The MIT Press.
    Although Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, and Jean Renoir do not pontificate about "eternal verities or analytical niceties," as Irving Singer remarks in Three Philosophical Filmmakers, each expresses, through his work, his particular vision of reality. In this study of these great directors, Singer examines the ways in which meaning and technique interact within their different visions.Singer's account reveals Hitchcock, Welles, and Renoir to be not only consummate artists and inspired craftsmen but also sophisticated theorists of film and its place in (...)
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