"Love and Will" - A Review Book Review by Nicky

Analysis of Rollo May's work, "Love and Will."
# 146627 | 1,392 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Jan 06, 2011 in Philosophy (Metaphysics) , Psychology (Theory)


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Description:

This paper analyzes and explores the various ideas presented in Rollo May's book "Love and Will." According to the paper, the book defines love as an act of will. Additionally, May believes that humankind's purpose is to bring together love and will, even though the world tries to pit will against love. It further examines many of May's concepts in an excerpt of an interview which is reproduced in the paper. Other ideas that are explored in the review include the role of eros in love and the definition of will.

Outline:

Bullet Summary
Interview
The Diamonic and Eros
Will
Love and Death
Reuniting Will and Love

From the Paper:

"To the author love and will are connective manifestations of a person's life experiences in reaching out to other persons to impact them and elicit a reaction from them. May believes that humankind's purpose is to bring together love and will, even though the world tries to pit will against love.
"Even though our existence starts with a negative to assert our own essential self, we are not satisfied until we establish a new relationship of joint trust to send the "yes" message that accepts and confirms both of us, according to the writer. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Boeree, C. George. "Personality Theories: Dr. Rollo May ." 2006. Webspace. 21 March 2009 <http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/may.html>.
  • Georgi, Colette. "Summaries and Short Reviews: Love and Will." 13 April 2007. Schvoong.com. 21 March 2009 <http://www.shvoong.com/social-sciences/psychology/504436-love/>.
  • May, Rollo. Love and Will. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2007.
  • May, Rollo. The Human Dilemma (Interview) Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove. n.d.

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APA Format

"Love and Will" - A Review (2011, January 06) Retrieved September 28, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/love-and-will-a-review-146627/

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""Love and Will" - A Review" 06 January 2011. Web. 28 September. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/love-and-will-a-review-146627/>

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