FAQs: What is Love?

Major Kinds of Loves Mysterious, risky, desirable, generative, unpredictable, and also delightful? Many kinds of love weave people together throughout their lives. The love between a man and a woman is a big topic.  There are many more ‘loves’ to consider, the less cardinal or less significant kinds are described here.

TED Talks on Love

These video talks, via YouTube, are all TED Talks related to love. Worth watching. Enjoy… For even more TED talks about love, click the following query… https://www.ted.com/talks?sort=relevance&q=love  

Is Love a Passion

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…)

Here’s The ONE Meant For You

Romantic love is understood by many as the proverbial search for the One, the perfect soul mate, or — as the nineteenth-century ideal would describe — as the immortal beloved. The quest involves the idea of creating a union and becoming instead of remaining two conjoined ‘I’s. The two romantic lovers are not all together (more…)

Love Is Fraught With Perils

In the past, we — as singles — may have been battered and bruised by others, but hopefully, we did not get injured. Love is fraught with perils. Not that we haven’t taken our revenge on others. Minds and hearts are frail, we are not aware of the subliminal, and sometimes we therefore simply cannot (more…)

Sex, Love & Family

Ever wondered why people say that “no man is an island.” The phrase expresses the idea that human beings do badly when isolated from others and need to be part of a community in order to thrive. So, what then about sex, love, and family? Can we truly overcome isolation without engaging in sex, love, (more…)

Give Love a Chance

‘Nevertheless, we must give love a chance.’ So says French philosopher Alain Badiou (french — of course) in his essay entitled In Praise of Love. Badiou laments that ‘the arranged marriages of yesteryears have been repackaged in new clothes of today.’ Online dating sites, he suspects, promise ‘love without chance; love without falling in love; (more…)

Love Is True When It Endured

Love must not be seen as the natural extravagance of sex, which would naturally arouse a kind of suspicion. Love’s meaning, in that love is true, is not that of a utilitarian exchange of favors. While it is generally thought that individuals only pursue their own self-interest, love may be the antidote to that. Published (more…)