True and proper selves: Velleman on love

Jeanette Kennett

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    Abstract

    I suggest that we can agree with Velleman that love is a mode of appreciation of the value of the beloved and agree with Velleman about what we should want for those persons that we love'that is, agree on the value of their good'while disagreeing with his account of the value that they have, their essence as a person to which love is a response.While Velleman provides a powerful and accurate account of the phenomenology of love, his conception of the value of persons is too narrow, and thus his account excludes some central cases of love.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)213-227
    Number of pages15
    JournalEthics
    Volume118
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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