#65- Schopenhauer’s Metaphysics of Love
This week, Scott and Karl discuss Schopenhauer’s Metaphysics of Love.
Among 19th-century philosophers, Arthur Schopenhauer was one of the first to contend that at its core, the universe is not a rational place. His view of love is no different— earnest but slightly unromantic.
Scott sums up Schopenhauer’s theory by saying, “Love is an experience you have that entices you to select a mate that would make up your genetic shortcomings and this force that acts on you… is the will to live from your unborn child.”
Karl adds, “It’s an illusion of choice, but in fact, you’re doing the species’ bidding.”
The truth is, we all care about the things we find attractive, so this podcast may hit close to home.
Tune in to this week’s episode and hear more anti-Hallmark love advice from Schopenhauer.
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