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The Routledge Handbook of Love in Philosophy / Edition 1

The Routledge Handbook of Love in Philosophy / Edition 1

by Adrienne M. MartinAdrienne M. Martin
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The Routledge Handbook of Love in Philosophy collects 39 original chapters from prominent philosophers on the nature, meaning, value, and predicaments of love, presented in a unique framework that highlights the rich variety of methods and traditions used to engage with these subjects. This volume is structured around important realms of human life and activity, each of which receives its own section:

I. Family and Friendship

II. Romance and Sex

III. Politics and Society

IV. Animals, Nature, and the Environment

V. Art, Faith, and Meaning

VI. Rationality and Morality

VII. Traditions: Historical and Contemporary.

This last section includes chapters treating love as a subject in both Western and non-Western philosophical traditions. The contributions, all appearing in print here for the first time, are written to be accessible and compelling to non-philosophers and philosophers alike; and the volume as a whole encourages professional philosophers, teachers, students, and lay readers to rethink standard constructions of philosophical canons.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138184442
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/09/2019
Series: Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy Series
Pages: 504
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Adrienne M. Martin is Akshata Murty ’02 and Rishi Sunak Associate Professor of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and George R. Roberts Fellow, at Claremont McKenna College. She is the author of How We Hope: A Moral Psychology (2013).

Table of Contents

Introduction, Adrienne M. Martin

Part I. Family and friendship

    1. Love and friendship, Diane Jeske
    2. Early Relationships, Pathologies of Attachment, and the Capacity to Love, Monique Wonderly

    3. "Mama, do you love me? A defense of unloving parents," Sara Protasi
    4. Loving and (or?) choosing our children: disability, unconditional parental love, and prenatal selection Joseph A. Stramondo
    5. Part II. Romance and sex

    6. Love, romance, and sex, Troy Jollimore
    7. All Hearts in Love Use Their Own Tongues: Concepts, Verbal Disputes, and Disagreeing About Love, C.S.I Jenkins

    8. The normative potency of sexually exclusive love, Jennifer Ryan Lockhart
    9. Queer Bodies and Queer Love, Maren Behrensen
    10. Plato on love and sex, Jeremy Reid
    11. Eros and Agape in Interpersonal Relationships: Plato, Emerson, and Peirce, Daniel G. Campos

    12. Threats, Warnings, and Relationship Ultimatums, Hallie Liberto
    13. Part III. Politics and society

    14. Love and marriage, Brook J. Sadler
    15. Love, anger, and racial justice, Myisha Cherry
    16. Love and political reconciliation, Colleen Murphy
    17. The morning stars will sing together: compassion, nonviolence, and the revolution of the heart, Cheyney Ryan
    18. Part IV. Animals, nature, and the environment

    19. Love and animals: Simone Weil, Iris Murdoch and attention as love, Elise Aaltola
    20. On the love of nature, Rick Anthony Furtak
    21. Caring to be green: the importance of love for environmental integrity, Cheryl Hall
    22. Part V. Art, faith, and meaning

    23. Love and beauty in eighteenth-century aesthetics, Paul Guyer
    24. Love songs, Noël Carroll
    25. How faith secures the morality of love, Sharon Krishek
    26. What is this thing called love?, Luc Bovens
    27. Part VI. Rationality and morality

    28. Reasons for love, Esther Engels Kroeker
    29. Reasons of love, Katrian Schaubroeck
    30. Love, practical reasons, and African philosophy, Sandy Koullas
    31. Love and agency, Kyla Ebels-Duggan
    32. Love and moral structures: how love can reshape ethical theory, J.L.A. Garcia
    33. Moral normativity and the necessities of love, Harry Frankfurt
    34. Love and hatred, Jens Haas and Katja Maria Vogt
    35. Part VII. Traditions: Historical and Contemporary

    36. The Confucian and Daoist traditions on love, David B. Wong
    37. Love: India’s distinctive moral theory, Shyam Ranganathan
    38. Love in the Jewish tradition, Lenn E. Goodman
    39. Love in Islamic philosophy, Ali Altaf Mian
    40. Three models of Christian love: Platonic, Aristotelian, and Kantian, Eric. J. Silverman
    41. European concepts of love in the 17th and 18th centuries, Gábor Boros
    42. Love in 19th-century Western philosophy, Michael Strawser
    43. (The varieties of) love in contemporary Anglophone philosophy, Benjamin Bagley
    44. Love in contemporary psychology and neuroscience, Berit Brogaard

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