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Love's Vision

Troy Jollimore


Love often seems uncontrollable and irrational, but we just as frequently appear to have reasons for loving the people we do. This book offers a new way of understanding love that accommodates both of these facts, arguing that love is guided by reason even as it resists and sometimes eludes rationality. At the same time, the book reconsiders love's moral status, acknowledging its moral dangers while arguing that it is, at heart, a moral phenomenon—an emotion that demands empathy and calls us away from excessive self-concern. Love is revealed as neither wholly moral nor deeply immoral, neither ... More

Keywords: love, reason, rationality, moral danger, empathy, emotion, self-concern, blind, immoral

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691148724
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691148724.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Troy Jollimore, author
California State University