26 October 2022
5:30 pm

The dimensions of love

It’s all we need. It’s a crazy little thing. But, apparently, it’ll tear us apart. Love is central to the human experience, but it’s also one of the most complex emotions we can experience.

  • The dimensions of love
     26 October 2022
     5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Level 35, 477 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia

Cheese Wine & Philosophy.

Is our love for our partner the same as our love for the footy? Can we really choose whom to love, or are we slaves to its whims? And is the modern notion of romantic love real, or just a myth to sell Valentine’s Day cards? In this intimate night of philosophy and conversation, we’ll explore the dimensions of love, from the perspectives of the ancient Greeks through to the romantic myths of the ‘impossible man’ and ‘impossible woman’.


Tim Dean:

Dr Tim Dean is an award-winning public philosopher, author and speaker, and is Senior Philosopher at The Ethics Centre. He has a Doctorate in philosophy from the University of New South Wales on how we evolved to be a moral species and has expertise in ethics, critical thinking and philosophy education. He is the author of How We Became Human, a book about how our evolved moral minds are out of step with the modern world. He is also a writer and editor with over two decades of experience in the media. He has worked as the Science & Technology Editor at The Conversation and has edited magazines including Cosmos and Australian Life Scientist. He is an Honorary Associate in the Philosophy department at the University of Sydney and runs philosophy and ethics workshops for business, the general public and in schools across Australia.


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