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).
RECENT PROJECT NEWS
Project PI 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 December 5-6, featuring philosophers, poets, writers, and more.
- Project Collaborator Jelena Markovic has launched The Philosophy of Love Podcast. Episodes are available through the podcast website or iTunes.
- A new videopoem has been created for the project's first interdisciplinary workshop. This piece is a collaboration between Principal Investigator Carrie Jenkins, Project Collaborator Ray Hsu, and video artist Marc Neys (AKA Swoon).