Readership: Students and scholars of philosophy; psychologists interested in emotions, the self, and personal relationships.
Bennett W. Helm, Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania
"detailed and compelling arguments ... a convincing and engaging account of love tied to conceptions of personhood and the morally good life." - Nafsika Athanassoulis, The Philosophical Quarterly
"Whether it is in the discussion of emotions in experiences of art, the way that emotions factor into explaining self-love and self-hate, or their role in relationships of love and friendship, [the author] eschew[s] simple metaphors and offer[s] detailed analysis complete with helpful diagrams and summaries that illustrate a sustained and intimate engagement with these complex and engaging topics."
Part I Caring
2: Agency, Emotions, and the Problem of Import
3: Caring about Others
Part II Loving
4: Values: Loving Oneself
5: Love As Intimate Identification
6: Justification and Non-Fungibility of Love
Part III Friendship and the Self
7: Paternalistic Love and External Reasons
8: Friends Are Other Selves