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p. 11. Puzzleslocked

  • Ronald de Sousa

Abstract

What is love? There are numerous synonyms each with their own nuance—philia, storge, agape, eros—but no single approach will suffice to make sense of it. We need to look at love from many sides. Eros is typically associated with intense sexual attraction and it is this that has inspired a greater number of poems, music, works of art—and crimes—than any other human condition. ‘Puzzles’ considers several questions in an attempt to comprehend this ‘condition’ that shapes and governs thoughts, desires, emotions, and behaviours: What can we love? How subjective is love? Do we love for reasons? Is love blind? Is love freedom, or bondage? Does love mar the purity of sex?

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