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Existentialism and Romantic Love (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) investigates the thinking of five existential philosophers (Max Stirner, Soren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir) to uncover fresh insights about what is wrong with our everyday ideas about romantic loving, why reality often falls short of the ideal, sources of frustrations and disappointments, and possibilities for creating authentically meaningful relationships.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Max Stirner and Loving Egoistically
3 Soren Kierkegaard and Loving Aesthetically
4 Friedrich Nietzsche and Loving Powerfully
5 Jean-Paul Sartre and Loving Sadomasochistically
6 Simone de Beauvoir and Loving Authentically
7 Conclusion

Book Reviews

Book Launch

The book launched on Thursday May 28, 2015 at the New York Public Library – Jefferson Market branch in New York City’s West Village.  Skye was in conversation with YourTango CEO & Founder Andrea Miller and Palgrave Macmillan’s Philosophy Editor, Phil Getz.  Columbia University Bookstore came along to sell books and the event was generously sponsored by:


For the book’s Facebook page, click here. Follow Skye on Twitter @skye_cleary.  Read a recent post about her work here.

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