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Love

Ronald de Sousa.

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy. 152 pages.

Do we love someone for their virtue, their beauty, or their moral qualities? Are love’s characteristic desires altruistic or selfish? What do the sciences tell us about love? Many of the...

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Science

Ronald de Sousa.

in Love

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 6461 words.

Scientific scrutiny of love cannot reduce it to mere physical processes. Other perspectives are needed to explain why these mechanisms exist in the first place and what role they play in...

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Utopia

Ronald de Sousa.

in Love

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 5653 words.

Given what we know about love, what ought we to do about it? ‘Utopia’ looks to the future and discusses the potential for ‘love’ in the human race. Will the neuroscience of love result in...

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Puzzles

Ronald de Sousa.

in Love

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 4973 words.

What is love? There are numerous synonyms each with their own nuance—philia, storge, agape, eros—but no single approach will suffice to make sense of it. We need to look at love from many...

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Perspectives

Ronald de Sousa.

in Love

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 5749 words.

‘Perspectives’ considers Plato’s Symposium—where the members of the party take turns making a speech in praise of love—and what we can learn from it. The dialogue is still fresh today and...

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Desire

Ronald de Sousa.

in Love

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 4798 words.

Love essentially involves desire. But what is desire? And what sorts of desire are characteristic of love? ‘Desire’ explains that some of the things lovers want are features desirable in...

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Reasons

Ronald de Sousa.

in Love

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 7379 words.

Love requires an object, but what is an object, and why just this object and not another? There are many reasons—good and bad—for loving someone or something. What reasons are appropriately...

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Analysis Reviews - Back Cover

in Analysis

October 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy. 0 words.

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Editorial Board

in Analysis

October 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy. 143 words.

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Volume 74 | Number 3 | July 2014 - Front Cover

in Analysis

October 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy. 0 words.

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