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Marino gets tender in the Times

MarinoGordon225x300“The philosophers, the lovers of wisdom, have pondered and written a lot about love, even erotic and romantic love, but they have given a cold shoulder to that offshoot of love — tenderness,” writes Professor of Philosophy Gordon Marino in his latest piece for the New York Times, published on Valentine’s Day. “Indeed, I don’t believe I have ever heard a member of the Socrates guild even mention the lovely word in a remotely philosophical context.”