Is Love a Passion

This post was most recently updated on February 16th, 2021Republished 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 (more…)

A Theory of Love to Discuss

This post was most recently updated on February 4th, 2021Do 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 (more…)

What is the Meaning of True Love

This post was most recently updated on February 5th, 2021“Love, especially true love, makes life worth living.” Would you agree? Is that a good short-form for the meaning of true love? If nobody loves you, if nobody ever loved you, if nobody will ever love you, if you never loved and if you cannot or (more…)