ELEVEN

THE RELATION OF
LOVE AND WILL

Sexual passion is the cause of war and the end of peace, the basis of what is serious, and the aim of the jest, the inexhaustible source of wit, the key to all allusions, and the meaning of all mysterious hints ... just because the profoundest seriousness lies at its foundation.... But all this agrees with the fact that the sexual passion is the kemal of the will to live, and consequently the concentration of all desire; therefore in the text I have called the genital organs the focus of will.

—Schopenhauer

It is a curious thing that Schopenhauer, old misanthrope as he is often called by the thin-skinned, should have, in this section referred to above, called sexual passion the "kernel of the will to live" and the "genital organs the focus of will." He here expresses a truth of the relationship of love and will, indeed the interde

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  • Love and Will *
  • Contents *
  • Foreword *
  • One - Introduction: Our Schizoid World *
  • Part I - Love *
  • Two - Paradoxes of Sex and Love *
  • Three - Eros in Conflict with Sex *
  • Four - Love and Death *
  • Five - Love and the Daimonic *
  • Six - The Daimonic in Dialogue *
  • Part II - Will *
  • Seven - The Will in Crisis *
  • Eight - Wish and Will *
  • Nine - Intentionality *
  • Ten - Intentionality in Therapy *
  • Part III - Love and Will *
  • Eleven - The Relation of Love and Will *
  • Twelve - The Meaning of Care *
  • Thirteen - Communion of Consciousness *
  • Notes *
  • Index 344
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