Love? Like? Need?

November 7, 2009 at 4:00 pm (Uncategorized)

The whole concept of love is interesting and I have come to the conclusion that I want to learn more about the subject. I have questions that would be good to seen answered, or as much of an answer as you can get out of a philosopher. Why is it that We find someone attractive in the first place, the most obvious answer to me is biology. Perhaps this illusion we call attraction is merely a way to perpetuate the species. If that is true though then what of our cognitive power, and free will? Illusions as well? The type of people we find ourselves attracted to, is there simply a DNA thing or do we find their virtues endearing and there faults tolerable. Many of these questions stem from a biological stand point, but what about the psychological. If Person y really likes person x, person y attempts to date person x, then find out person x has a partner already. This seems natural to say that person x would not be available. Lets say that after finding this person y is quite upset and decides that she will attempt to stop emotional feelings for person x and succeeds. Is this a biological function or is it that our intellectual abilities trump physical need? Has person y surpassed the need of the biological or is it simply a matter of timing and similarly matching DNA? I will do some reading and attempt to answer some of my questions. Then I will update my findings.

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