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Words and Love

Eros is passionate romantic love which is termed as a suffering form of madness, ‘divine madness’ by Socrates. Cupid causes people to fall in love despite their will and sometimes their best interests, hence Cupid is often depicted as blindfolded, which has extended into modern idioms like ‘love is blind’. Philia is friendship and goodwill… [Read more]

Science & Philosophy: Love, Lust, and Their Overlap

Schopenhauer is remarkable for his suspicion of romantic love as something maddening and dangerous. Over 30 years before Charles Darwin’s On The Origin of Species and centuries before neuroscience, he knew that what makes people fall in love is not their best interests, but the interest of biology. What is now called the ‘reproductive imperative’ is what… [Read more]

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