Irving Singer

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Irving Singer
Era Contemporary philosophy
Region Western philosophy
Main interests
Aesthetics, philosophy of love, philosophy of film

Irving Singer is a professor of philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of books on various topics, including cinema, love, sexuality, and the philosophy of George Santayana. He has written about the work of film directors Ingmar Bergman, Alfred Hitchcock, Jean Renoir, and Orson Welles. Singer has been publishing on philosophy since 1951.

Published works[edit]

  • Santayana's Aesthetics: A Critical Analysis (1957)
  • The Goals of Human Sexuality (1973)
  • Mozart and Beethoven: The Concept of Love in Their Operas (1977)
  • The Nature of Love Volume 1: Plato to Luther (1984)
  • The Nature of Love Volume 2: Courtly and Romantic (1984)
  • The Nature of Love Volume 3: The Modern World (1987)
  • Meaning in Life: The Creation of Value (1992)
  • The Nature and Pursuit of Love: The Philosophy of Irving Singer (1995)
  • Meaning in Life Volume 1: The Creation of Value (1996)
  • Meaning in Life Volume 2: The Pursuit of Love (1994)
  • Meaning in Life Volume 3: The Harmony of Nature and Spirit (1996)
  • Reality Transformed: Film as Meaning and Technique (1998)
  • George Santayana, Literary Philosopher (2000)
  • Feeling and Imagination: The Vibrant Flux of Our Existence (2001)
  • Sex: A Philosophical Primer (2001, expanded edition: 2004)
  • Three Philosophical Filmmakers: Hitchcock, Welles, Renoir (2004)
  • Ingmar Bergman, Cinematic Philosopher: Reflections on his Creativity (2007)
  • Cinematic Mythmaking: Philosophy in Film (2008)
  • Philosophy of Love: A Partial Summing-Up (2009)
  • Modes of Creativity: Philosophical Perspectives (2011)

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