What if everything you’ve been taught about love is wrong?
In The Case for Falling in Love, University professor, now mainstream author, Mari Ruti teaches that women ought to ignore popular self-help wisdom on relationships, romance, and men in order to get the most out of love.
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The Singularity of Being presents a Lacanian vision of what makes each of us an inimitable and irreplaceable creature. It argues that, unlike the "subject" (who comes into existence as a result of symbolic prohibition) or the "person" (who is aligned with the narcissistic conceits of the imaginary)...Read More
We are conditioned to think that love heals wounds, makes us happy, and gives our lives meaning. When the opposite occurs and love causes fracturing, disenchantment, and existential turmoil, we suffer deeply, especially if we feel that we have failed to experience what others seem so effortlessly to enjoy.Read More
How are our lives meaningful? What is the relationship of loss to creativity? How can we best engage and overcome our suffering? From Socrates to Foucault, Western philosophers have sought to define "the art of living"—the complex craft of human existence that elicits our thoughtful participation...Read More
How does the self care for itself in the posthumanist era? What psychic processes might allow the postmodern subject to find meaning and value in its life? Is it possible to delineate a theory of psychic potentiality that is compatible with poststructuralist models of fluid, decentered, and polyvalent subjectivity?Read More
Mari Ruti started teaching contemporary theory - including gender and sexuality studies - to Harvard undergraduates when she was still a graduate student. Upon completing her doctorate, she became Assistant Director of the Harvard program for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.Read More
Mari Ruti holds degrees from Brown (B.A.), the University of Paris (DEA), and Harvard (M.A. Sociology; M.A. Comparative Literature; Ph.D. Comparative Literature). She is currently Associate Professor of Critical Theory at the University of Toronto, where she teaches contemporary theory and criticism, psychoanalysis, continental philosophy, phenomenology, poststructuralism, and gender and sexuality studies.Read More
Ruti's academic research explores the intersections of contemporary theory, psychoanalysis, and continental philosophy, focusing on questions of subjectivity, psychic life, signification, creativity, agency, social change, and the ethics of the self-other relationship.Read More