Oxford University Press UK (2010)

Bennett W. Helm
Franklin and Marshall College
Love, Friendship, and the Self presents a reexamination of our common understanding of ourselves as persons in light of the phenomena of love and friendship. It argues that the individualism that is implicit in that understanding cannot be sustained if we are to understand the kind of distinctively personal intimacy that love and friendship essentially involve. For love is a matter of identifying with someone: sharing for his sake the concerns and values that make up his identity as the person he is. Moreover, in friendship the friends share not only a concern for each other but also their activity, their lives, and even potentially their selves. By providing a detailed analysis of these notions, Bennett Helm argues for an understanding of persons as essentially social.
Keywords Love Philosophy  Friendship Philosophy  Emotions (Philosophy  Identity (Philosophical concept
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ISBN(s) 9780199567898   9780199642564   0199567891   0199642567
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