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International Journal of Social Economics

ISSN: 0306-8293

Online from: 1974

Subject Area: Economics

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A Theory of Love in the Contemporary World


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Title:A Theory of Love in the Contemporary World
Author(s):Jean K. Thisen, (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa)
Citation:Jean K. Thisen, (1987) "A Theory of Love in the Contemporary World", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 14 Iss: 12, pp.31 - 53
Article type:General review
DOI:10.1108/eb014094 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Webster's New World dictionary defines love as a strong affection for or attachment or devotion to a person or persons. It implies intense fondness or deep devotion and may apply to various relationships or objects. What distinguishes love from “affection” or “attainment” is that the feelings implied by the latter are not as powerful or deep as those implied by love. Also, love can be treated in a broad sense to mean the feeling of benevolence and closeness (or brotherhood) that people may have for each other.


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