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
The first publications from the project's collaborative re-imagining of Plato's Symposium are out now in The Philosophers Magazine!
Project PI Carrie Jenkins's poem "Fourteen" from the Symposium project was shortlisted for the 2018 Malahat Review Far Horizons Poetry Award.
Recent coverage of the project's work can be found in: