What Is Love? An Incomplete Map of the Metaphysics

Journal of the American Philosophical Association 1 (2):349--364 (2015)
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ABSTRACT:The paper begins by surveying a range of possible views on the metaphysics of romantic love, organizing them as responses to a single question. It then outlines a position, constructionist functionalism, according to which romantic love is characterized by a functional role that is at least partly constituted by social matters, although this role may be realized by states that are not socially constructed.



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