The purpose of this project is to uncover how love has been experienced and described through the ages, and in different traditions. By analyzing the ancient text “The Song of Songs” from the religious tradition, and the speech held by Socrates in Platon’s Symposium, this project seeks to understand and compare the concepts of love encountered in the texts. Through use of hermeneutic analysis, and reading expert commentaries on the two works, an attempt is made at understanding the texts, their wordings, choice of structure and the contextual environments they have sprung from. Hereafter, three modern texts are included for analysis, to include a perspective spanning from the past to the present. Comparisons are made between the expressions of love found in the ancient texts, to the expressions and ideas found in a piece of modern poetry, a scientific study of love in the human brain and a modern day love song. Finally, it is concluded that things point towards that the essence and experience of love is very much the same as ever, and that the differences in how it is expressed and understood, is deemed to be more due to changes in society than in the human being.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||19 dec. 2015|