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Author Allhoff, Fritz.

Title Dating - Philosophy for Everyone : Flirting With Big Ideas
Edition First edition
Published Hoboken : Wiley, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (252 pages)
Series Philosophy for Everyone ; v. 44
Philosophy for everyone.
Contents DATING PHILOSOPHY FOR EVERYONE -- CONTENTS -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Flirting with Big Ideas: An Introduction to Dating -- Philosophy for Everyone -- PART I GETTING STARTED: From Flirting to Dating -- 1 The Philosophy of Flirting -- 2 Good Girls Don't, but Boys Don't Either: Toward a Conservative Position on Male Flirting -- 3 Love for Sale: Dating as a Calculated Exchange -- 4 The Dating Elevator: Pushing the Right Buttons and Moving from Floor to Floor -- PART II NO-NO'S: Dating Taboos -- 5 "Crazy in Love": The Nature of Romantic Love -- 6 I'm Dating My Sister, and Other Taboos
15 Evolutionary Psychology and Seduction Strategies: Should Science Teach Men How to Attract Women? -- 16 Mating, Dating, and Mathematics: It's All in the Game -- 17 Why Less May Be More: Dating and the City -- Notes on Contributors
7 Just Pushy Enough -- 8 Buy My Love: On Sex Workers, Gold Diggers, and "Rules Girls" -- PART III ROLLING RIGHT ALONG: Dating Like a Pro -- 9 Against Matchmaking -- 10 Hitting the Bars with Aristotle: Dating in a Time of Uncertainty -- 11 I've Never Been on a Date (yet Somehow I Got Married!) -- 12 Morality, Spontaneity, and the Art of Getting (Truly) Lucky on the First Date -- PART IV ANOTHER WORLD: Cyber-Rendezvous -- 13 Dating and Play in Virtual Worlds -- 14 How To Be Yourself in an Online World -- PART V FROM DATE TO MATE: "Natural" Selection?
Summary Progressing from the first flirtatious moment of eye contact to the selection of a "mate," this enlightening book offers playful philosophical explorations of the dating game for anyone who has dated, is dating, or intends to date again. Offers amusing and enlightening philosophical insights into the dating game Helps demystify coupling in the 21st century for those young daters just entering the fray, and those veterans returning to the game Features contributions from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, psychology, communications, theology, economics, health sciences, professional ethics, and engineering and applied sciences Opens with Carrie Jenkins' ground-breaking essay, The Philosophy of Flirting, first published in The Philosopher's Magazine
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Form Electronic book
Author Clark, Marlene.
Miller, Kristie.
ISBN 1444324551