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Analyzing Love : Cambridge Studies in Philosophy - Robert Brown

Analyzing Love

Cambridge Studies in Philosophy

By: Robert Brown, Ernest Sosa (Editor), Jonathan Dancy (Editor), John Haldane (Editor), Gilbert Harman (Editor)

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Published: 30th October 1987
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Analyzing Love is concerned with four basic and neglected problems concerning love. The first is identifying its relevant features: distinguishing it from liking and benevolence and from sexual desire; describing the objects that can be loved and the judgments and aims required by love. The second question is how we recognize the presence of love and what grounds we may have for thinking it present in any particular case. The third is that of relating it to other emotions such as anger and fear, and, more generally, deciding where love stands in the contrast between emotions and attitudes. Finally, the book examines how we justify our loves: can we have, and do we need, reasons for loving? What types of judgment are appropriate to love? Can we criticize a lover for his or her choices?

Preface
Introduction: the problems
Love and its objects
Sexual desire
Identifying the presence of love
Emotions and attitudes: loving a person
Index
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ISBN: 9780521340380
ISBN-10: 0521340381
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 30th October 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.33