Varieties of Love

Sunday, April 20, 2008

What is it

Is love a single thing, or just a word we use to express any number of unrelated emotions? Is love intrinsically irrational? What have philosophers said about love? Did they know what they were talking about? Christopher Phillips, author of Socrates in Love, joins John and Ken for a program recorded live at Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon.4/20/08 Varieties of Love Is love a single thing, or just a word we use to express any number of unrelated emotions? Is love intrinsically irrational? What have philosophers said about love? Did they know what they were talking about? Christopher Phillips, author of Socrates in Love: Philosophy for a Die-Hard Romantic, joins John and Ken for a program recorded live at Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon.

 
 

Author Christopher Phillips

 
 

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