Is the ability to love part of our biological heritage? Is it a trick of nature to make humans engage in relationships? Is attachment love? Does sexuality belong to the phenomenological area of love? Is love an emotion or rather a complex web of emotional states and rational committments? These are the kinds of question that the authors of the book "Tell Me About Love" try to answer from their respective perspectives, i.e. philosophy, biology, anthropology, psychology, neurology and cultural as well as social science.
However, the book that emanates from the recent ZiF Research Group "Emotions as Bio-Cultural Processes" is not a scientific anthology in the usuual sense: The different contributions do in fact relate to each other and they are presented in a very intelligible and inspiring way.
At the public book release event in the ziF, the editors Birgitt Röttger-Rössler and Eva-Maria Engelen as well as the authors Barbara Keddi, Elisabeth Scheiner and Henrik Walter will read from their chapters. Between the readings, scenes from the current German movie "Ich Dich Auch", which is also dealing with different aspects of love, will be shown.
After the event, there is ample time for questions and discussion with the authors of book and movie.