We intend Love as the Latin ‘caritas’ and the ancient Greek ‘agape’.
LOVE is a polysemic word and we use it in many different contexts. It can refer to the sentimental relationship between two people. It can indicate the penchant for a hobby or a football team or a kind of flower. Sometimes, it can designate the protective attitude of mothers and fathers towards their children (and vice versa). Other times, it points to the passion for a job or a mission or another goal of life. There is also a religious meaning which refers to the unitive force of God towards all creatures and of all creatures towards God and themselves.
We intend Love as the Latin ‘caritas’ and the ancient Greek ‘agape’. Instead the Greek noun <eros> is closer to our word AFFECTION. So, LOVE is an harmonious relation of the individuals with all things, creatures, events and occurrences. It is a general condition of fluid consonance, closeness, attentiveness and affinity of Man with all the surroundings and happenings.
Let us imagine perceiving oneself as part of a painting in which all elements equally contribute to the entire picture. It is like being an organ (hand or arm) instrumental for the overall working of the entire body itself.
This is Sokratiko’s way to interpret the notion of LOVE. Please continue to browse our list of philosophical TOPICS by clicking on the other entries of our list.