Brian Glenney, associate professor of philosophy, shares some . . . well . . . philosophical thoughts for Valentine's Day:
"At a young age many of us inherited the idea that love is a commitment, not a feeling. The idea may have been beneficial in our youth, sobering our vigor and shaping our sense of character. But when I hear all this talk about the negative prospects of marriage and consider my own, I find the idea to be at best a noble lie. I'm now inclined to think that love has little to do with commitment or choice or anything that requires a dutiful decision on our part, and more to do with a feeling that sweeps us up with little warning or guidance."
Read the February 14, 2011 Salem News article here.