Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Philosophy (MA)
Second Committee Member
The capacity to love is without a doubt one of the most prized features of our existence. However, love offers us a wide range of complex questions with very few answers. Yet, it is important that we get an accurate view of love because knowing what to love and how to live aids us in trying to manage our lives sensibly. In this paper, I plan to present a reasons-responsive account of romantic love that involves the valuing of qualities that the beloved has as well as the valuing of the relationship shared with the beloved. I will also show how my account of romantic love accommodates our desire for stability--that is, constancy and exclusivity--in romantic relationships.
Clardy, Justin Leonard, "Love, Reason, and Romantic Relationships" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 1016.