Agreement: A Prerequisite for Love?
  • Anne Muxel
Part of the Europe in Transition: The Nyu European Studies Series book series (EIT)


Political convictions are present in the torrent of our emotions, motivating our choices and shaping our values and our beliefs. They reveal our doubts and our contradictions. They bring us toward others and they also separate us from others. They are present in different moments of our affective lives, at times happily and at times unhappily depending on the moment and the context. The demands and expectations of recognition that love supposes are contained within the need for agreement and the ways of dealing with disagreement. The figures of agreement and disagreement described in the preceding chapters provide a framework that in itself is revealing of the issues specific to a relationship based on feelings. These figures were applied to families, couples, and friendships. They have allowed some of the most expressible and obvious principles to be identified, together with the ways in which personal political ideas operate in our affective lives.


Private Life Affective Relationship Preceding Chapter Mirror Stage Affective Life 
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