The Four Loves - Likings and Loves for the Sub-Human: Pages 10-19 Summary & Analysis

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Likings and Loves for the Sub-Human: Pages 10-19 Summary and Analysis

Lewis says some people are glad the English language uses the word "love" and "like." He says his own generation was told not to say "I love strawberries," but to use the work "like" in that instance. Most people, however, still use the word love in that context. He says that the "highest doesn't stand without the lowest", and that he'll explain love by beginning at the very bottom of love—like. In this case, "like" means to take pleasure in something, so will begin with pleasure.

There are two types of pleasure—need pleasure and desire pleasure. Lewis uses a glass of water as an example of the first. A person who is thirsty will find great pleasure in a glass of water. The...

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