TED Ed: Why do we love? A philosophical inquiry

Ah, romantic love; beautiful and intoxicating, heart-breaking and soul-crushing… often all at the same time! If romantic love has a purpose, neither science nor psychology has discovered it yet – but over the course of history, some of our most respected philosophers have put forward some intriguing theories.

My new TED Ed animation outlines a few philosophical perspectives on why we love.

If you’re interested in more about philosophies of love, my book Existentialism and Romantic Love is on Amazon here.

I’m also giving a couple of talks this weekend if you happen to be in New York or Boston.

Happy Valentine’s Day – if you’re choosing to celebrate it!

xxx

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