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MQ Academy | Donation Based

The Art of Loving - Western Philosophy

Unravel the complexities of Love

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The Art of Loving - Western Philosophy
The Art of Loving - Western Philosophy

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Mar 05, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM GMT+1

MQ Academy | Donation Based, Schaffhauserstrasse 78, Room 108, 8057 Zürich, Switzerland



"Love" - a word so often used, yet so deeply misunderstood. In our session, "The Art of Loving," we aim to unravel the complexities of love, treating it not just as an emotion but as an art that can be learned and mastered. Inspired by Erich Fromm's classic book, which posits love as a skill rather than a mere sentiment, this session delves into the philosophical underpinnings of love, tracing its evolution from ancient to modern times.

We begin our journey with Plato's "Symposium," a foundational text that explores various dimensions of love through a series of speeches at a banquet in ancient Greece. This exploration sets the stage for a deeper understanding of love's multifaceted nature. We then transition to the contemporary insights of Erich Fromm, who argues in "The Art of Loving" that love is an active skill that can be developed through care, responsibility, respect, and knowledge.

Throughout the session, we will ask pivotal questions: What is love? How can we truly love? Is love something to be actively sought, or does it emerge naturally? Our exploration will not just be theoretical; we aim to provide practical insights into how one can cultivate the art of loving in everyday life. This session invites anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of love. Whether you're curious about the philosophical aspects of love, looking to enhance your relationships, or simply exploring love's role in human experience, this session offers valuable perspectives.

Limited seats; reserve early! We would request a suggested donation of CHF 20-25 for the space.


Deepak Bansal is the Founder and CEO of MQ Learning, a Swiss-based EduQua-certified academy dedicated to teaching humanistic skills in the digital age. His extensive 15+ years in the corporate world include executive roles at Accenture, Deutsche Post DHL, and Zurich Insurance (COO, Head AI & Robotics). A distinguished academic, Deepak has a Masters in Technology from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Mumbai, an MBA from the University of St Gallen, Switzerland, and an MA in Philosophy from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), California, USA. In addition to his role at MQ Learning, Deepak actively engages in academia as a guest lecturer at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, focusing on 'Digital Ethics by Design.' 


18:45 – 19:00 – Mindful Arrival

19:00 – 20:30 – Western Philosophy Session

20.30 - 20.45+ – Networking & Departure


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