Love, Friendship, and the Self: Intimacy, Identification, and the Social Nature of Persons

Love, Friendship, and the Self: Intimacy, Identification, and the Social Nature of Persons

by Bennett W. Helm

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199642564
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/02/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Bennett W. Helm is Professor of Philosophy at Franklin & Marshall College, Pennsylvania. His philosophical interests center around understanding the place of emotions and caring in our concept of a person. His work has received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
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
Postscript
Bibliography
Index

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