What is Valentine’s Day all about? It is a day for chocolate purveyors to move more merchandise? Perhaps it is a day for stationary companies to improve their bottom line.
Morning host talks with CDU’s Professor Wayne Cristaudo’s about philosophical issues with the day of cupids.
Wayne’s areas of interest combine the study of the nature of ‘human beings’, the history and nature of ideas and social and political institutions, as well as how these also impact on the different characters of peoples and nations.
The broad scope of Professor Cristaudo’s interests mean that his work has always been interdisciplinary and wide-ranging. He has written on political and social theory and philosophy, metaphysics, literature, love and evil, the Western tradition. His research interests also have led to an interest in the social and political dimension of religion, particularly Judaism, Christianity and Islam. His book A Philosophical History of Love was published in 2012.