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KIRKUS REVIEW

The ""new approach in existential phenomenology"" described in the subtitle of this book refers to the author's attempt to analyze and elucidate the fundamental meaning of love for human existence. The book first introduces the reader to existential phenomenology as it emerges from the works of Husserl, Scheler, Heidegger, Marcel, Buber and Binswanger. The second, and major, part focuses upon existence and love and examines the meaning of love with respect to the basic human structures. Within context of the title's premise, other human phenomena are then reexamined. The author's approach enables him to bridge, to a large extent, the gap between philosophy, in its phenomenological manifestation, and the social sciences -- particularly psychology and psychiatry -- and so to establish what may well prove to be a coordinating principle for an interdisciplinary approach to human existence as a whole. The importance of this achievement surely counterbalances the author's labored style and the rather classroomish flavor of the first part of the book.

Pub Date: July 1st, 1969
Publisher: Scribners