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Singer, Irving

Works: 94 works in 346 publications in 1 language and 18,847 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Translator
Classifications: BD436, 128
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Publications about Irving Singer
Publications by Irving Singer
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Most widely held works by Irving Singer
Reality transformed film as meaning and technique by Irving Singer( file )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,001 libraries worldwide
In Reality Transformed Irving Singer offers a new approach to the philosophy of film. Returning to the classical debate between realists and formalists, he shows how the opposing positions may be harmonized and united. He accepts the realist claim that films somehow "capture" reality, but agrees with the formalist belief that they transform it. Extending his earlier work on meaning in art and life, he suggests that the meaningfulness of movies derives from techniques that re-create reality in the process of presenting it to viewers who have learned how to appreciate the aesthetics of cinematic transformation
The pursuit of love by Irving Singer( file )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,631 libraries worldwide
In his widely acclaimed trilogy, The Nature of Love, Irving Singer traced the development of the concept of love in history and literature from the Greeks to the twentieth century. Now, in a sequel to his previous work, Singer offers a different approach. A "systematic mapping" of the various facets of love, the present volume is an extended essay that offers a philosophical and psychiatric theory of his own. From sexual love to religious love, from love of parents and children to love of friends and peers, from love of self to love of other creatures, nature, or God, The Pursuit of Love is wide-ranging and authoritative. Singer explores the distinction between wanting to love and wanting to be loved. He examines love as merging and love as acceptance of another's uniqueness and autonomy. And he discusses attempts by various thinkers to differentiate between phenomena such as passion and reason, love and civilization, and animal and human love. In mapping and exploring this diversity of concepts, Singer explains, his role throughout remains that of a humanistic philosopher rather than counselor or problem-solver. Rich in insight into literature, the history of ideas, and the complexities of our being, The Pursuit of Love is a thought-provoking inquiry into fundamental aspects of all human relationships
Three philosophical filmmakers Hitchcock, Welles, Renoir by Irving Singer( Computer File )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,563 libraries worldwide
"Singer's account reveals Hitchcock, Welles, and Renoir to be not only consummate artists and inspired craftsmen but also sophisticated theorists of film and its place in human experience. They left behind numerous essays, articles, and interviews in which they discuss the nature of their own work as well as more extensive issues. Singer draws on their writings, as well as their movies, to show the pervasive importance of what they did as dedicated filmmakers."--BOOK JACKET
Cinematic mythmaking philosophy in film by Irving Singer( file )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,497 libraries worldwide
Mythological themes, Singer writes, perform a crucial role in cinematic art and even philosophy itself."
George Santayana, literary philosopher by Irving Singer( file )
13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,452 libraries worldwide
George Santayana was unique in his contributions to American culture. For almost sixty years before his death in 1952, he combined literary and philosophical talents, writing not only important works of philosophy but also a best-selling novel, volumes of poetry, and much literary criticism. This portrait of Santayana's thought and complex personality explores the full range of his harmonisation of the literary and the philosophical
Ingmar Bergman, cinematic philosopher reflections on his creativity by Irving Singer( file )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,384 libraries worldwide
The development of themes, motifs, and techniques in Bergman's films, from the first intimations in the early work to the consummate resolutions in the final movies
The harmony of nature and spirit by Irving Singer( file )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,338 libraries worldwide
Philosophical thinking has traditionally decreed that the human condition is split into two realms of being: nature and spirit - the one physical and psychological; the other an inherently transcendent dimension that exceeds the natural. Irving Singer finds this distinction unacceptable. Preceded by The Creation of Value and The Pursuit of Love, this final book in Singer's Meaning in Life trilogy argues that separating nature and the life of spirit not only precludes an understanding of how consciousness, awareness of value, and the pursuit of ideal possibilities originate in nature but also masks the discovery of how experience can be both meaningful and a source of happiness. Studying the interaction between nature and spirit, Singer examines the ways in which we may resolve our sense of being divided and thereby overcome the suffering in life. He speculates about concepts of happiness, play, acceptance of mere existence, and the need to live in unity with nature
The creation of value by Irving Singer( file )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,165 libraries worldwide
The nature of love by Irving Singer( Book )
28 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 1,121 libraries worldwide
Meaning in life : the creation of value by Irving Singer( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 738 libraries worldwide
The nearest thing to a rational discernment of meaning in life, Irvin Singer suggests, is the discernment of goals and values that we can find gratification and fulfillment in pursuing. He offers wise counsel to that end, along with rewarding glimpses into a wide range of literature
Mozart & Beethoven : the concept of love in their operas by Irving Singer( Book )
14 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 682 libraries worldwide
Philosophy of love : a partial summing-up by Irving Singer( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 612 libraries worldwide
"In 1984 philosopher Irving Singer published the first volume of what would become a classic and much-acclaimed trilogy, The Nature of Love. In this new book, he maps the trajectory of his thinking on love." "It is a "partial" summing-up of a lifework: partial because it expresses the author's still unfolding views, and because love - like any subject of that magnitude - resists a neatly comprehensive, all-inclusive formulation. Adopting an informal, even conversational, tone, Singer discusses, among other topics, the history of romantic love; the Platonic ideal; courtly and nineteenth-century Romantic love; the nature of passion; the concept of merging (and his critique of it); ideas about love in Freud, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Dewey, Santayana, Sartre, and other writers; and love in relation to democracy, existentialism, creativity, and the possible future of scientific investigation."--Jacket
Santayana's aesthetics by Irving Singer( Book )
15 editions published between 1957 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 libraries worldwide
The nature of love : Plato to Luther by Irving Singer( Book )
3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
Modes of creativity : philosophical perspectives by Irving Singer( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 513 libraries worldwide
The goals of human sexuality by Irving Singer( Book )
10 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
Sex : a philosophical primer by Irving Singer( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
This unified conception of sexuality as a coming together of the appetitive and interpersonal drives then becomes the basis for his remarks about the relative value of individual sex acts, as well as their place within the aesthetic and moral dimension of human nature."--BOOK JACKET
Feeling and imagination : the vibrant flux of our existence by Irving Singer( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
Explorations in love and sex by Irving Singer( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
"Beginning with a discussion of Kant, Schopenhauer, and others about the morality of sex and the morality of compassion, Explorations in Love and Sex offers a panoramic view of the philosophy of love from its beginnings in Plato to the present. It examines the nature and limitations of sexual pluralism and elaborates on Irving Singer's earlier ideas about appraisal and bestowal. The book takes both a philosophical and historical approach and is also addressed to the lay reader who wants to understand the curious set of emotions called love."--BOOK JACKET
The nature of love. the modern world by Irving Singer( Book )
15 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
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シンガー, アーヴィング
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