Proceedings of the XXII World Congress of Philosophy

Volume 8, 2008

Comparative Philosophy

Салахаддин Халилов
Pages 311-318

Сравнительный анализ восточной и западной концепций любви

Both descending love of western erotic novels and eastern poetry that ascends love to heavens are considered non-acceptable. Neither eastern maximalism and mysticism, nor western extreme rationalism and pragmatism are approved. Studying the “rational” appearance standing between these two extremes is preferred. Individual-human, real love stands somewhere between the Earth and sky, erotic and divine love. Differing from the understanding of love as a pure idea (Plato, Pushkin), and as a pure psychophysiological phenomenon (“Kama Sutra”, Sigmund Freud), synthetic unity of these two factors that leads to more realistic description of love is preferred in this article.