Dating - Philosophy for Everyone: Flirting with Big Ideas

Dating - Philosophy for Everyone: Flirting with Big Ideas

Editor(s): Kristie Miller, Marlene Clark

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010 11:09AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444330229

Online ISBN: 9781444324549

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324549

Series Editor(s): Fritz Allhoff

About this Book

Progressing from the first flirtatious moment of eye contact to the selection of a "mate," this enlightening book offers playful philosophical explorations of the dating game for anyone who has dated, is dating, or intends to date again. 

  • Offers amusing and enlightening philosophical insights into the dating game
  • Helps demystify coupling in the 21st century for those young daters just entering the fray, and those veterans returning to the game
  • Features contributions from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, psychology, communications, theology, economics, health sciences, professional ethics, and engineering and applied sciences
  • Opens with Carrie Jenkins' ground-breaking essay, The Philosophy of Flirting, first published in The Philosopher's Magazine

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Getting Started: From Flirting to Dating

    1. Chapter 3

      Love for Sale (pages 37–48)

      Jennifer A. Samp and Andrew I. Cohen

  2. Part II: No-No's: Dating Taboos

  3. Part III: Rolling Right along: Dating Like a Pro

  4. Part IV: Another World: Cyber-Rendezvous

  5. Part V: From Date to Mate: “Natural” Selection?

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