Overcoming a Euthyphro problem in personal love: Imagination and personal identity

Philosophical Psychology 24 (6):825 - 844 (2011)
In this paper I address a Euthyphro problem associated with personal love. Do we love someone because we have reasons for loving that person or do we have reasons for loving that person because we love her? I argue that a relational view of identity will help us move some distance towards resolving this dilemma. But the relational view itself needs to be further supplemented by examining the role that imagination plays both in personal identity and in our experience of love
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/09515089.2011.562639
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 16,667
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Paul Ricoeur (1995). Oneself as Another. University of Chicago Press.
Harry G. Frankfurt (2007). The Reasons of Love. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 74 (2):463-475.

View all 21 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Bennett W. Helm, Love. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Christopher Grau (2010). Love and History. Southern Journal of Philosophy 48 (3):246-271.
Michael Quante (2007). The Social Nature of Personal Identity. Journal of Consciousness Studies 14 (s 5-6):56-76.
Ned Markosian (2010). Identifying the Problem of Personal Identity. In Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke & Harry Silverstein (eds.), Time and Identity. MIT Press 129.
Lubomir Lamy (2011). Love or the Black Sun of Personal Relationships. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 41 (3):247-259.
Deborah C. Smith (2001). Parfit on Personal Identity. Idealistic Studies 31 (2/3):169-181.
Joshua Miller (2005). Scheler on the Twofold Source of Personal Uniqueness. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 79 (1):163-181.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

69 ( #49,355 of 1,726,249 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #369,877 of 1,726,249 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.