An entertaining work that actually proves that even the most brilliant of minds can mess up the work of Cupid while at the same time gives some measure of hope to the lovelorn. A collection of 37 great Western thinkers, detailing the sometimes graphic yet always disastrous ways their love lives imploded. These love specefic micro biographies elucidates the pitfalls of marriage, dating, and love.
Highlighting the hypocrisy and downright ineptness of those who too often counted as our ‘greatest thinkers’ in this crucial, if so often overlooked, area of sexual politics…” (Martin Cohen, editor of The Philosopher )
Even if you do not have a great interest in philosophy. This book is a must read it covers several dozen philosophers prepared to be entertained and perhaps even shocked at how so many well-respected philosophers and literary figures were so scandalous and depraved!
A very quick, touching and amusing read might give you a new look on human nature.
Albert Camus divorced his wife after discovering she was sleeping with a doctor in exchange for morphine, Friedrich Nietzsche engaged in sexual intercourse on several occasions “on doctor’s orders”,
Martin Heidegger discovered his son was the product of an affair between his wife and a family friend (Ouch)
St. Thomas himself—who, Shaffer tells us, once chased a prostitute out of his room with a hot poker.
Just about anyone will feel better about his or her love life.
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Saint Augustine of Hippo
Simon de Beauvoir
Henery Ward Beecher
Diogenes the Cynic
Johann Wolfgang von Gothe
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Seneca the Younger
Henry David Thoreau