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…)

You Are Free To Love

Really, are you free to love? “There is not a single law in any country or period that has ever controlled or condemned love as such. True love has always been free, and even more, it is the active principle of all human freedom. Love is freedom itself. The only real obstacles to love are (more…)

Surprise – Love Is All You Need

So say the Beatles. Well, love — as a noun and in contrast to the verb of loving — is more than that fascinating and enchanting feeling. Love is all you need — and in the end — might not be delusional. We like to think of love as profound, intense affection and esteem for (more…)

Love or Killer Instinct

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…)

A Theory of Love to Discuss

Do we know what love is? What are our assumptions? Can we know what love is? And even if we do, can we then also find the right words to discuss it with others, that is to explain our expectations during modern courtship? The word love alone is failing us as all words are just (more…)

Love’s not a Child’s Play

Why are so many people suspicious of love, saying that love is unsafe, even so they secretly desire love and fantasize about it? I mean, who does not get hooked somehow on these dramatic love stories that Hollywood brought to the big screen? Yes, love is not a child’s play as Shakespeare and countless other (more…)

What is Love – ♥ Here’s What To Know ♥

“What is love?” is an often asked question. Yet, the meaning of love cannot be captured in a few simple sentences because the word ‘love’ does not have a single, fixed meaning. The meaning of a word, including love, is determined by its use in language. What is Love | Romantic Love | Erotic Love (more…)