Online dating has made single women overall less happy, less likely to find a long-term partner, and more at risk of sexual violence. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/17/apps-tinder-dating-women
The Trouble With Love And Sex is a hybrid of documentary and animation produced by BBC Productions, which takes a look inside other people’s real-life relationships as they spill their troubles to relationship counselors. Clients wrestle with champagne-soaked fantasies and impotence, with dark family secrets and shocking confessions of infidelity. Clicking the image above or (more…)
A ladder to the good or a blind desire to procreate? Plato, de Beauvoir, and Schopenhauer explain what love is. https://www.cbc.ca/life/wellness/love-advice-from-three-of-philosophy-s-deepest-thinkers-1.4521152
Fear of loss of love is a theme that Hannah Arendt wrote about.
These video talks, via YouTube, are all TED Talks related to love. Worth watching. Enjoy…
Republished under Creative Commons from https://psyche.co/ideas/neuroscience-has-much-to-learn-from-humes-philosophy-of-emotions Neuroscience has much to learn from Hume’s philosophy of emotions We are in the midst of a second Humean revolution. In his Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40), the Scottish philosopher David Hume argued that: ‘Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions …’ By ‘passions’, Hume meant what (more…)
Republished under Creative Commons from https://psyche.co/ideas/do-humans-really-have-a-killer-instinct-or-is-that-just-manly-fancy Do humans really have a killer instinct or is that just manly fancy? Horrified by the atrocities of the 20th century, an array of scientists sought to explain why human beings turned to violence. The founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud argued that ‘man is a wolf to man’, driven to hatred, (more…)