Is Romantic Love Philosophical?

Please join us for a mind-boggling, blockbusting discussion on whether or not there is a link between Romantic Love and Philosophy. We'll delve into the roots of, and preconditions for, romantic love to survive and thrive; as well as discussing the dynamics between the masculine and feminine; and how this is (if at all) related to Philosophy!

The following questions will be asked of the group at this Meetup:
>For the purposes of this discussion, what do we mean by Romantic Love? (i.e., What is the source of, the primary motive/purpose for, the requisites of, and the consequences of, Romantic Love?)
>What are the ethics (i.e. one's own conduct) of Romantic Love? (i.e., What type of actions enrich [or deplete] Romantic Love?)
>Why is Romantic Love so challenging for people?
>How does the masculine-feminine dynamic affect romantic relationships?
>What is the political nature of romantic relationships?
>What is the correlation (if any) between Romantic Love and Philosophy (as a science)?
>Conclusion: After all is said and done, Is Romantic Love Philosophical?

This Meetup is at a quiet restaurant, and no purchase is necessary. (Though, please keep in mind that the owner is providing a FREE, quiet venue for us to conduct our Meetup and a small purchase on your part as a show of thanks is greatly appreciated.) Socializing will begin at 12:15pm, the discussion around 1pm, and the conclusion at approximately 3pm.

NOTE: At the beginning of the discussion portion of the Meetup, the moderator will ask for cooperation (i.e. being on one's best behavior and showing the utmost respect for others) from all participants regarding member conduct during the discussion. Specifically, when the moderator asks a question of the group (see this Meetup's questions listed above), it is for purpose of moving the discussion in that particular direction to 1)have a well-rounded conversation that adequately covers the topic in the time available, and 2)to help facilitate each member arriving at some type of answer/conclusion, based on the discussion, by the end of the Meetup. Past experience has shown that when members ignore the moderator's question(s) to go off on their own soapboxes, it leads to a purposeless, rudderless, conversational free-for-all; which greatly reduces the quality of the discussion for all participants. (Members who have an agenda for how the Meetup will progress (or not progress), including introducing [or continually re-introducing] frequent tangents that have nothing to do any aspect of the topic at hand [which are introduced via the questions posited above] are free to schedule their own Meetups on this website.)

A member's attendance at this Meetup is a de facto agreement (on his/her part) that the discussion will follow the simple format outlined above, via each question introduced at the time designated by the moderator. After a question is asked, the conversation will be a free-flowing one focused around that particular question. (Though, please keep your answers short and give others a chance to speak. Also, please no side conversations while others are trying to speak - it's very distracting...) Other ancillary questions may come up during the course of the discussion that we will talk about, but the group will primarily focus its attention on the questions asked above; as well as try to tie together how each question is correlated with one another.

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  • Steve

    Chuck and June stole the show with a lifetime of experience and wisdom in a flourishing relationship. And, not surprisingly, they're very aware of the behaviors that has kept their relationship going. Meaning, their relationship didn't happen by wishful thinking or by an expectation that someone would rescue them. That all required PHILOSOPHY, using their brains, resulting in maturity; not relying solely on emotions.

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I couldn't find it! I hope to be able to find it next time!

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry! I will attend the next one. I hope everyone has fun!

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry, we have an unforeseen repair to our house being done Sat. See u nxt time

    February 15, 2013

  • Alphounce W.

    I would love to go.

    February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    romantic love, is it meant to be , or do we want it to be? I have a feeling it's a bit of both. I am interested to hear other opinions. L

    February 6, 2013

  • Anne W.

    Will be out of town.
    Looking forward to next time.

    February 3, 2013

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