[SydPhil] Sam Shpall: Love and Moral Psychology

Kristie Miller kristie_miller at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 12 11:35:35 AEDT 2017

This week’s current projects seminar, Thursday at 3.00 in the Muniment Room, will be Sam Shpall:

Love and Moral Psychology, or Against Romanticism

I question two romantic trends in the philosophy of love. The first is a romantic conception of love's rational status. The second is a fixation on the case of romantic love. I suggest that these trends are connected. In critiquing them, I distinguish love from paradigm emotions, and connect debates about love to venerable philosophical disputes about desire. I also confront some classic worries about rationalistic views: for example, whether they require "trading up" to new loves, cloning old ones, or taking pills to make you happier with the ones you have. 

Everyone is welcome, so I hope to see you all there. 

Associate Professor Kristie Miller
Senior ARC Research Fellow
Joint Director, the Centre for Time
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry and
The Centre for Time
The University of Sydney
Sydney Australia
Room S212, A 14

kmiller at usyd.edu.au
kristie_miller at yahoo.com
Ph: +612 9036 9663

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