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Love Drugs

By: Brian D. Earp,Julian Savulescu
Narrated by: Brian D. Earp
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Is there a pill for love? What about an "anti-love drug", to help us get over an ex? This book argues that certain psychoactive substances, including MDMA - the active ingredient in Ecstasy - may help ordinary couples work through relationship difficulties and strengthen their connection. Others may help sever an emotional connection during a breakup. These substances already exist, and they have transformative implications for how we think about love. This book builds a case for conducting research into "love drugs" and "anti-love drugs" and explores their ethical implications for individuals and society. Scandalously, Western medicine tends to ignore the interpersonal effects of drug-based interventions. Why are we still in the dark about the effects of these drugs on romantic partnerships? And how can we overhaul scientific research norms to take relationships more fully into account?

Ethicists Brian D. Earp and Julian Savulescu say that the time to think through such questions is now. Love Drugs arms us with the latest scientific knowledge and a set of ethical tools that we can use to decide if these sorts of medications should be a part of our society. Or whether a chemical romance will be right for us.

©2020 Brian D. Earp and Julian Savulescu (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Insightful and timely - worth your every minute

I listened to this audio book on a road trip with my wife. It was an excellent idea. It spurred great conversations and made us reflect on love from several new perspectives.

I bought the book expecting to agree with the authors - what I got was more insight than what I expected and new and better arguments for things I believed.

I strongly recommend this book even if the topic does not seem relevant to you. This is a book that can help you see relationships in a new light.

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Fascinating

Interesting and insightful, I found the style well adapted to the layman's understanding of medical and psychological and physiological matters, and the content easy to follow and apply.

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Interesting Analysis

This is an interesting analysis into the world of using/creating drugs for the purpose of love. To start love, maintain love, or end love. The author goes into the effectiveness of certain drugs and their morality of usage. Hopefully this book opens the door to developing drugs in which society can hack relationships into never-ending happiness, and reduce divorce rates.

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Best book in love, relations and science

An excellent book about love, relationships, science, and the meaning of life, and the future of love and society. Very interesting

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  • 09-15-20

Really not worth it

Read the whole book and it just seems like it was jumbled together as a last-minute project by the authors. There are much better books out there on this subject of a much higher quality. The (little) anecdotal and scientific data presented in this book was mediocre and lacking and seemed to prove no point, additionally, the book is written from only one perspective and seems to push an agenda. This book was a waste of time and money in my opinion.

I wouldn't read this book again if you paid me.