The No.6 Academy DR MARK VERNON ON THE SCIENCE AND PSYCHOLOGY OF LOVE
Dr Mark Vernon, author of Love: All That Matters argues that the modern view on love has been distorted by a fixation on romantic love that has depleted our resources for living through the darker sides of love, whereas in fact there are several ways in which humans give and experience love over the course of their lives and it is best to have access to them all.
Dr Mark Vernon is an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck University of London. He has degrees in physics,theology and philosophy, and has trained as a priest and psychotherapist. He was a founding member of The School of Life in London and teaches regularly at The Idler Academy in London.
DR MARK VERNON – WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS
Dr Mark Vernon, author of The Meaning of Friendship, examines the philosophy of friendship, from Plato and Nietzsche, to Facebook and texting.
A tremendous burden is being placed on friends. Individuals want friends more than family. Couples want to marry a friend – a very novel idea. And at the social level, politicians, sociologists, even bishops realise that in the anonymity of the networked age, friendship is increasingly important to care commitment and belonging. Dr Mark Vernon tackles friendship and the internet exploring the rise of social networking sites and asking how notions of friendship may or may not be changing, for good or ill, because of the internet.