MAKE LOVE LIKE A PHILOSOPHER
Family Values, Sex and a little bit of Philosophy
If anyone can teach us about love, it really ought to be the great philosophers. But of course, being a lover of wisdom and a wise lover are two very different things. Just consider these famous philosophical chat-up-lines:
* Are you interested in immortality?
Diotima, a lady who, according to Plato, greatly impressed Socrates
• Do you have your sexual appetites under control? I do.
Kant, his advice to young people generally. And:
• Would you like to share my grapes?
Schopenhauer, who actually used this line (unsuccessfully) to chat up a young lady.
For better or (more likely) for worse, here are some of philosophys most celebrated ideas and arguments on love and relationships.