What We Are Reading Today:  The Reasons of Love by Harry Frankfurt

Updated 28 June 2019

What We Are Reading Today:  The Reasons of Love by Harry Frankfurt

In The Reasons of Love, leading moral philosopher and bestselling author Harry Frankfurt argues that the key to a fulfilled life is to pursue wholeheartedly what one cares about, that love is the most authoritative form of caring, and that the purest form of love is, in a complicated way, self-love.

Through caring, we infuse the world with meaning. Caring provides us with stable ambitions and concerns; it shapes the framework of aims and interests within which we lead our lives.  Frankfurt goes on to explain that the most important form of caring is love, a nonvoluntary, disinterested concern for the flourishing of what is loved, says a review on the Princeton University Press website. 

And he contends that the purest form of love is self-love. This sounds perverse, but self-love—as distinct from self-indulgence—is at heart a disinterested concern for whatever it is that the person loves.  The most elementary form of self-love is nothing more than the desire of a person to love. Insofar as this is true, self-love is simply a commitment to finding meaning in our lives.

 


Priyanka Chopra reportedly in final talks to join ‘The Matrix’

Warner Bros. did not specify if the new film would be a direct sequel. (AFP)
Updated 29 January 2020

Priyanka Chopra reportedly in final talks to join ‘The Matrix’

  • The “Quantico” actress could join Keanu Reeves, along with David Mitchell, Toby Emmerich, Carrie-Anne Moss and Yahya Abdul-Mateen

DUBAI: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra Jones is reportedly in the final stage of talks about joining the fourth sequel of sci-fi franchise “The Matrix.” 

The “Quantico” actress could join Keanu Reeves, along with David Mitchell, Toby Emmerich, Carrie-Anne Moss and Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Variety reported on Tuesday. 

Lana Wachowski will helm the project, returning to write, direct and produce the latest installment of the hugely popular film series, which has netted more than $1.6 billion worldwide, about humans trapped in a virtual reality.

Warner Bros. did not specify if the new film would be a direct sequel, saying only that it was “set in the world of ‘The Matrix,’” and did not give a release date.