Lara Buchak

Lara Buchak

Associate Professor of Philosophy; Senior Fellow, Berkeley Institute

Christian Love vs Friendship:

How to Treat Ourselves and Others

What does it mean to love? How is the Christian commandment to love one’s neighbor di.ferent from loving one’s friends or partner? What does love require one to believe, do, and hope for? We will read selections from Soren Kierkegaard’s Works of Love, and the discussions will emphasize practical wisdom, that is, how we should live our lives.

Dates: Wednesdays on 2.15, 2.22, 3.1, 3.8
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM

Reading schedule:

2/15: Who should I love?

2/22: How should I love?

3/1: Why is love good?

3/8: What should I believe about people I love?

All readings from Soren Kierkegaard, Works of Love. Trans. Howard and Edna Hong. New York: Harper, 2009.