Love's Vision

Love's Vision

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by Troy Jollimore
     
 

"Jollimore's voice is all his own: fluent in, but not limited by, the idiom of academic philosophy. Here he suggests that love is perception, of a special kind. By magnifying the traits of the person we love, by enveloping us in them, love shows us what is really there. One might say that his book does something similar, letting us see love as it is, in a

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"Jollimore's voice is all his own: fluent in, but not limited by, the idiom of academic philosophy. Here he suggests that love is perception, of a special kind. By magnifying the traits of the person we love, by enveloping us in them, love shows us what is really there. One might say that his book does something similar, letting us see love as it is, in a distinctively insightful and absorbing way."—Niko Kolodny, University of California, Berkeley

"Love's Vision is a delight to read. Jollimore's sensitive, careful philosophical examination of the experience of loving, combined with insights from literature and social psychology, yields a compelling picture of love as a form of perception. Jollimore's view is original and offers a fresh and productive approach to some of the thorniest philosophical puzzles about love."—Simon Keller, Victoria University of Wellington

"This is a very important and interesting contribution to the philosophical literature on the nature of love. Jollimore has an engaging style and his book is a real pleasure to read."—Diane Jeske, University of Iowa

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691148724
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/25/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
388,247
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xix

Chapter One: "Something In Between": On the Nature of Love 1

Chapter Two: Love's Blindness (1): Love's Closed Heart 28

Chapter Three: Love's Blindness (2): Love's Friendly Eye 46

Chapter Four: Beyond Comparison 74

Chapter Five: Commitments, Values, and Frameworks 95

Chapter Six: Valuing Persons 123

Chapter Seven: Love and Morality 146

Afterword: Between the Universal and the Particular 169

Notes 173

References 189

Index 195

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