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The Laws of LoveFidelity and Faithlessness

The Laws of Love: Fidelity and Faithlessness [The laws of love are predicated upon the precedence of the rhetorical over the economic or merely mercantile. The emotional economy, libidinal exchange has priority over the realm of mere things, the stuff of mundane circulation, of contract and legal rule. Recollect, for example, that according to the High Court of Love, one kiss freely given is worth more than all the goods in the world. Rhetoric teaches faith in amorous words, in the persuasion of love, in the value of emotion and the economy of relationship. Nowhere is this more evident than in the case law on fidelity and on truth in matters of the heart.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

The Laws of LoveFidelity and Faithlessness

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The Laws of Love — Sep 30, 2015

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Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright
© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2007
ISBN
978-1-349-28311-8
Pages
139 –152
DOI
10.1057/9780230626539_9
Publisher site
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Abstract

[The laws of love are predicated upon the precedence of the rhetorical over the economic or merely mercantile. The emotional economy, libidinal exchange has priority over the realm of mere things, the stuff of mundane circulation, of contract and legal rule. Recollect, for example, that according to the High Court of Love, one kiss freely given is worth more than all the goods in the world. Rhetoric teaches faith in amorous words, in the persuasion of love, in the value of emotion and the economy of relationship. Nowhere is this more evident than in the case law on fidelity and on truth in matters of the heart.]

Published: Sep 30, 2015

Keywords: Married Couple; Mere Thing; Dispute Question; Amorous Adventure; Offer Chance

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