Existentialism and Romantic Love

  • Skye Cleary

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Skye Cleary
    Pages 1-20
  3. Skye Cleary
    Pages 21-44
  4. Skye Cleary
    Pages 160-177
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 178-208

About this book


This book is an existential study of romantic loving. It draws on five existential philosophers to offer insights into 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.


Romantic love loving existentialism existential philosophy Max Stirner Søren Kierkegaard Friedrich Nietzsche Jean-Paul Sartre Simone de Beauvoir choice responsibility anxiety authenticity freedom power friendship marriage Kierkegaard Nietzsche-Forschung philosophy Sören Kierkegaard

Authors and affiliations

  • Skye Cleary
    • 1
  1. 1.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137455802
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-49825-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-45580-2
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