Rosenbaum certainly scores some points ... Rosenbaum offers a spirited and enjoyable defense of his version of love ... Many romantic partners will not recognize their own experiences in his viewpoint.
Behind In Defense of Love is a stubbornly single-minded impulse to accept love’s power, as well as a certain piety ... He is perhaps right that science can’t capture how love makes us feel. But Fisher isn’t making any such claims. Rather, she’s looking at why love makes us feel the way it does ... In the hands of scientists, love has, in Rosenbaum’s view, been "stolen away from the poets." In actuality, love belongs equally to poets and scientists, because it belongs equally to the soul and the body.
Defending love as an experiential phenomenon, Rosenbaum criticizes its misrepresentations ... Rosenbaum’s most convincing defense of love comes through earnest renderings of his own relationships and losses.