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 and by the funding of Principal Investigator Carrie Jenkins's Canada Research Chair. 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).
RECENT PROJECT NEWS
Prof. Carla Nappi, Canada Research Chair in Historical Pataphysics at UBC, has joined the project as a collaborator, working with Project PI Carrie Jenkins on a creative re-imagining of Plato's Symposium.
The project podcast, Labels of Love, launched in September 2017.
Carrie Jenkins's new book What Love Is And What It Could Be is described by Booklist as "a master class in how to think and why." Publishers Weekly adds, "her vulnerable voice is charming and relatable."
- Our first interdisciplinary workshop took place in December 2016. The second is scheduled for December 2017.
- Project Collaborator Jelena Markovic has launched The Philosophy of Love Podcast. Episodes are available through the podcast website or iTunes.
- A videopoem was created for the first workshop. This piece is a collaboration between Principal Investigator Carrie Jenkins, Project Collaborator Ray Hsu, and video artist Marc Neys (AKA Swoon).
- Recent coverage of the project's work can be found in: