Philosophers on Philosophy
Emery Cournand describes his own philosophical odyssey.
Several years ago, at the age of 46, I was going about my normal decadent life as a single unattached male when a strange incident changed my life’s direction. An acquaintance whom I had met over the internet made me an offer to stay with her. The lady was interested in pursuing a romantic relationship, yet I was not physically attracted to her in any way. Upon explaining my feelings – or lack of feelings – to her, she insisted that the offer to stay stood anyway: that she had enough room and that the relationship would be purely platonic. This forced me to reconsider my situation.