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Love's Telos: Kierkegaard's Critique of Preferential Love

Watts, Daniel 'Love's Telos: Kierkegaard's Critique of Preferential Love.' In: McKeever, Natasha and Saunders, Joe and Grahle, André, (eds.) Philosophy of Love in the Past, Present and Future. Routledge.

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In this chapter I discuss Kierkegaard’s critique of preferential love: that is, his critique of our romances, friendships and familial loves in so far as these are tied to lovers' inclinations and drives. I argue against a standard, moralizing interpretation of this critique and develop an alternative.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kierkegaard, philosophy of love, eros, agape, friendship, romance
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Philosophy and Art History, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2022 18:46
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2022 18:46

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