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.
I’m also giving a couple of talks this weekend if you happen to be in New York or Boston.
- Friday Feb 12th 6pm: MY EXISTENTIAL VALENTINE at the Cornelia Street Cafe in New York City
- Sunday Feb 14th 1.30pm: EXISTENTIALISM, EVOLUTION, & ROMANTIC LOVE at Harvard Humanist Hub, Boston
Happy Valentine’s Day – if you’re choosing to celebrate it!