Supplemental Readings and Podcasts

Yes, there is much more to learn and become aware of. Learning seems to be an ongoing process, even endless. At some stage in life, we have to muster the courage to act, ready or not. I do not know when that moment arrives for you, the reader, on the journey to find or be (more…)

Online Dating Is Less Satisfying for Women

Online dating has made single women overall less happy, less likely to find a long-term partner, and more at risk of sexual violence.

The Trouble With Love and Sex

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…)

Is Love a Passion

Republished under Creative Commons from 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…)

Love or Killer Instinct

Republished under Creative Commons from 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…)