Week8 Love


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Week8 Love

  1. 1. Did you sign in and get a cookie?Pictures on Wednesday, grab a slip!First order of business, besides Nietzschewhich picture do you prefer for the otherside of the tshirt?
  2. 2. Love isnt finding a perfect person. Its seeing an imperfect person perfectly. --Sam Keen (American Philosopher)
  3. 3.  German American Philosopher and Psychoanalyst 1900-1980 “Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you’” "Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.”
  4. 4. His ideology: Love and reason are uniquely human and used to combat existentialism There is no such thing as “falling in love” as love is an “interpersonal creativity” (basically the need for relatedness) rather than an emotion Love is a combination of care, responsibility, respect, and knowledge.
  5. 5. So:To what extent is love the reason for human existence?Is love (as a whole or just romantically) uniquely human?
  6. 6. How much do you agree with Fromm’s characteristics of love? (care, responsibility, respect, and knowledge)Is it real love when the person does not return the love?
  7. 7.  German Philosopher 1844- 1900 “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” “Discovering that one is loved in return really ought to disenchant the lover with the beloved. "What? this person is modest enough to love even you? Or stupid enough? ”” “In the end, one loves ones desire and not what is desired”
  8. 8. So: Is someone who loves you back worthy of your love if they love someone so undeserving as you? Is is possible to be in love with being in love rather than loving the person themselves?
  9. 9. Branching off into general questions
  10. 10. Have you been in love before? (Or thought you were at the time)
  11. 11.  Isthere a difference between love and infatuation? If so how would you define it? How and when does each occur? What are the differences between men and women’s view of love? Does society impose these differences or are they biological?
  12. 12.  Are humans biologically inclined to be monogamous? In other words, are marriages natural? The divorce rate? Is love suppose to bind a couple together for the betterment of the species? Is love just primeval lust in disguise?
  13. 13.  Are “friends with benefits” morally wrong? Are they natural or unnatural? One night stands or lasting relationships? Is it a personal choice or a biological one? Is one more right or natural than the other?
  14. 14.  What is romantic attraction? What makes certain people have different tastes?
  15. 15.  Do you think there is an age before which true love can not occur? And on that topic, is there such thing as true love? Is there a difference between true love and soul mates? Is there such a thing as soul mates?