McCain Library

McCain Library

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Philosophy of Love.

I wrote a paper on the Philosophy of Love. I think it is interesting to look into different people's point of views on love. Their views can differ so greatly. Some people in love so much while others question if it's really real. When writing the paper, I talked to my friends a lot about the subject.

In the paper, I learned that love is divided into three categories if you go by Greek terminology. The three categories are Eros, Philia, and Agape. Eros love is mostly desire. Philia is when you have a fondness for someone, in a sense. Agape is a "brotherly love for all humanity." It was interesting to read about how love is broken down and to what categories each relationship would be placed into. Their is a place for romantic love, for family love, and for friendships. It is cool to see how each develops and how each is actually defined.


I am in a film class where each week we watch and discuss a new movie each week. We started watching movies that were from a while back and started moving to more recent films. The first one we watched was Citizen Kane. This week we watched Leon, The Professional. It is interesting to see the changes between the two films besides how they look visually.

When films first started being made they were a lot more out of the box than the movies today. Movies today are more cliche than they used to be. I did not realize that until this class. There are very few movies today that make you think and that are different. We watched the movie Brazil and that was a movie that could not have been guessed. It was very different. Once films started selling more because of people being attracted to them, it became more common to make more cliche movies. I think that's an interesting aspect to look at.