Wednesday 21 March 2018

Nature of love

• Eric Conway's forage into postmodernism ('The Gay Marriage 'Fad', July 16) rather misinterprets the argument against 'rancorous and hubristic' Enlightenment reason.

Numerous modern philosophers have argued against Enlightenment aggression, in favour, not of the kind of 'common sense' which Mr Conway speaks of, but rather of the preservation of a sense of mystery.

Love is perhaps the greatest mystery of all, especially to those who are irrationally determined to reduce it to reproduction. Affirming that love can take place between a man and a woman, a woman and a woman, or a man and a man, is an example of society's triumph over the 'rancorous and hubristic' reductionism of homophobia.

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