Welcome to the Metaphysics of Love Project

The Metaphysics of Love Project is an interdisciplinary investigation into the nature of romantic love, supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Grant entitled The Nature of Love. We are conducting an exciting and experimental three-year collaboration involving philosophers and poets, with both academic and creative outputs.

The project is running from 2016 to 2019, following a successful pilot project that ran from 2014 to 2016 (funded by a Hampton Research Grant from the University of British Columbia).

Our first interdisciplinary workshop will take place this December, featuring philosophers, poets, writers, and more!


Highlights from the pilot project

Principal Investigator Carrie Jenkins's new book What Love Is And What Love Could Be will be released in January 2017. Find out more!

Five poems were chosen by Project Collaborator Ray Hsu, from among the many responses to an experimental call for submissions of "poetry that makes us think something new about romantic love."


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