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p. 976. Utopialocked

  • Ronald de Sousa

Abstract

Given what we know about love, what ought we to do about it? ‘Utopia’ looks to the future and discusses the potential for ‘love’ in the human race. Will the neuroscience of love result in chemical control of feelings? Will love-enhancing drugs be prescribed by marriage counsellors in the service of monogamy? Will anti-love drugs become available? Is monogamy a ‘natural’ state for humans? Today, despite talk of sexual revolution, the ideology of possessive love has lost little of its power. But what is now at hand is the possibility of changing your individual dispositions in order to facilitate certain sorts of relationships.

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