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What is Love?

Is there a subject more discussed but less understood than love? What exactly love is has as many definitions as there are people. Philosophers have tried for millennia to understand what love is. The Symposium of Plato famously presents multiple interpretations of love. Aristophanes tells the story of how love is the desire to join […]

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Symposium by Plato

What is love? For most literary writers it’s one of the most interesting questions we are able to ask ourselves. The question has sparked a lot of debate. No wonder. It’s one of the most fundamental aspects in human life. And it should not bewilder us that the first philosopher to have created a coherent […]

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The Sorrows of Young Werther by J.W. Goethe – Book Review

The Sorrows of Young Werther is the novel for anyone who wants to feel the endless melodramatic tension of unanswered love. This book touched the nerve of so many young people back in its day that suicide rates among young men skyrocketed. And thus, it was claimed that it was a dangerous book for those […]