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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Lecture: "Defining Love for Interdisciplinary Research on Human Flourishing"

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Location: Lecture – 155 DeBartolo Hall

Summary

Thomas Jay OordThomas Jay Oord

Most people today affirm the central role of love for human flourishing. But what is love? Love can be defined variously in terms of desire, feelings, relationships, sex or romance, or as whatever produces well-being. Moreover, different disciplines provide their own often conflicting perspectives on love. Without a definition applicable across disciplines, it is difficult to see how significant progress can be made in understanding and promoting love research for human flourishing. Thomas Jay Oord offers and defends a definition of love he believes can propel love research across theological, scientific, and philosophical disciplines. …

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