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Terrible Love of War

ISBN-10: 0143034928
ISBN-13: 9780143034926
Edition: 2005
Authors: James Hillman
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Description: War is a timeless force in the human imaginationand, indeed, in daily life. Engaged in the activity of destruction, its soldiers and its victims discover a paradoxical yet profound sense of existing, of being human. In A Terrible Love of War, James  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

War is a timeless force in the human imaginationand, indeed, in daily life. Engaged in the activity of destruction, its soldiers and its victims discover a paradoxical yet profound sense of existing, of being human. In A Terrible Love of War, James Hillman, one of todays most respected psychologists, undertakes a groundbreaking examination of the essence of war, its psychological origins and inhuman behaviors. Utilizing reports from many fronts and times, letters from combatants, analyses by military authorities, classic myths, and writings from great thinkers, including Twain, Tolstoy, Kant, Arendt, Foucault, and Levinas, Hillmans broad sweep and detailed research bring a fundamentally new understanding to humanitys simultaneous attraction and aversion to war. This is a compelling, necessary book in a violent world.

James Hillman was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey on April 12, 1926. He attended the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University for two years before joining the Navy's Hospital Corps in 1944. He studied English literature in Paris at the Sorbonne and graduated with a degree in mental and moral science from Trinity College in Dublin. In 1953, he moved to Zurich and enrolled at the C. G. Jung Institute. In 1959, he became the director of studies at the institute and stayed in that position for the next 10 years. He wrote over 20 books including Suicide and the Soul, Re-Visioning Psychology, and The Soul's Code. He died due to complications of bone cancer on October 27, 2011 at the age of 85.

War is Normal
War is Inhuman
War is Sublime
Religion is War
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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