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April 28th, 2020

From the vaults: Unrequited Love

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

April 28th, 2020

From the vaults: Unrequited Love

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Ulrika Carlsson/ Stephen Grosz/ Erin Plunkett

 


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The history of art and literature is a history of unrequited love, which reminds us both of the tragic nature of human experience and of the extraordinary human capacity to transform suffering into beauty. Should we mourn or celebrate unrequited love? What can it teach us about ourselves? Is anyone to blame? We explore responses to unrequited love from philosophy, psychoanalysis, and art.

 

Speakers
Ulrika Carlsson
Assistant Professor in Philosophy, National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Russia
Stephen Grosz
Psychoanalyst and author
Erin Plunkett
Teaching Fellow, Royal Holloway, University of London

Chair
Danielle Sands, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy and Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London

 

Recorded on 26 September 2017 at the LSE

 

 

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Forum for Philosophy

Forum for Philosophy is a non-profit organization promoting philosophy. We host events, produce podcasts, and publish an essay series to showcase the work of contemporary academic philosophers from all philosophical traditions, often in conversation with each other and with academics from other disciplines. In all of our activities, we promote thought-provoking discussion of science, art, and politics from a philosophical perspective.

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