How to Love

One of the great intellectual puzzles that daily life forces all of us to consider on a slightly too regular basis is: ‘Why are other people so awful? How come they…

What is Love?

– Care One way to get a sense of why love should matter so much, why it might be considered close to the meaning of life, is to look at the…

On Romanticism

Romanticism is one of the most important historical events of all time. Unlike a lot of what gets called ‘history’, Romanticism isn’t a war or a piece of technology or a…

A Short History of Love

The strange thing about love is that even though we experience it in a deeply personal and apparently instinctive way, it has a history. In other words, people around the world…

The Definition of Love

The world is sick for a surprisingly modest-sounding reason: we don’t understand love – and yet we are rather convinced that we do. We talk a lot of love of course,…

Why We Need the Ancient Greek Vocabulary of Love

Love is our highest value, what we all crave and what we believe makes us fundamentally human, but it is also the source of considerable anxiety. Chiefly, we worry whether we…