End of Love

Coccia, Emanuele (2012) End of Love. Discipline, (2). pp. 13-15. ISSN 1839-082X. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

What is it that is ruined, what is it that is destroyed in us, each time we become an image? It is our ruin that awakens after our death, living no longer as a man; without humanity. In being loved we give up our most human guise: we let it die little by little, until nothing remains but its corpse. More precisely, its image. For this reason, it is only insofar as we are loved--as images--that we are completely individual. Only in love is a life made truly singular, taking leave of its common nature. An individual's most authentic substance exists, in fact, only as an image. This is why no-one will ever be able to love a people, a race, a community. If what is loved is, demonically, this absolute haecceity without species, then love love liberates us from every resemblance. Without love, every life again becomes generic, resuming obvious, universal characteristics, losing its demonic nature and becoming human.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Connal Parsley
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2015 10:48 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2015 11:50 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/53352 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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