Dating flirting with big ideas
Offers amusing and enlightening philosophical insights into the dating game Helps demystify coupling in the 21st century for those young daters just entering the fray, and those veterans returning to the game Features contributions from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, psychology, communications, theology, economics, health sciences, professional ethics, and engineering and applied sciences Opens with Carrie Jenkins' ground-breaking essay, The Philosophy of Flirting, first published in The Philosopher's Magazine This was a great book overall, but it did have one TERRIBLE article about matchmaking in which the guy opposes the concept of setting your (male) friends and family up on blind dates because it violates the evolutionarily "natural" way for a man to be, which is "on the hunt" for women. The last two essays were a lot more meh than those that preceded it.Especially identified with the conservative male essay, surprise surprise._________The desire to connect is the desire to jointly create a mutual reality that transcends our separate selves – and even, in ecstatic moments, obliterate them.
Taken together, control undergirds all three of these common themes, yet each appears more democratic in nature.
So, how do we successfully attempt to navigate the dating minefield?
Progressing from the first flirtatious moment of eye contact to the selection of a "mate," Dating - Philosophy for Everyone includes a number of playful yet relevant essays for anyone who has dated, is dating, or intends to date again.
Such friends’ mutual commitment is not especially strong.
They care for each other as a function of what the other can provide.
Flirting with big ideas: an introduction to Dating--philosophy for everyone / Kristie Miller and Marlene Clark -- The philosophy of flirting / Carrie S.