Love, Ethics, and Authenticity: Beauvoir's Lesson in What It Means to Read

Hypatia 25 (2):334 - 356 (2010)
Beauvoir's distinction between romantic and authentic love offers us an opportunity for thinking through the complex refotions among phihsophy, reading, and love. If we accept her account of romantic love as a flawed, dependent mode of being, and her suggestion that an authentic love—one that engages maturely with the other—is possible, then we might take the risk of thinking of reading in these terms
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DOI 10.1111/j.1527-2001.2010.01104.x
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