TED-Ed: Sartre & love

Romantic love is enchanting but doomed to sadomasochistic games, according to the French existential philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre.  Love is an important way of revealing and understanding oneself.  Yet, love is also deceptive because it is actually a project of making oneself be loved and convincing the lover to confess secrets.

This TED-Ed mini-lesson, based on the 2-minute BBC animation narrated by Aiden Turner and scripted by Nigel Warburton, illuminates some of Sartre’s key ideas about love.

Click here to watch the video and to learn about why love is hazardous.

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