Duties of Love

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A defence of the idea that there are sui generis duties of love: duties, that is, that we owe to people in virtue of standing in loving relationships with them. I contrast this non-reductionist position with the widespread reductionist view that our duties to those we love all derive from more generic moral principles. The paper mounts a cumulative argument in favour of the non-reductionist position, adducing a variety of considerations that together speak strongly in favour of adopting it. The concluding section connects this debate with larger issues in moral theory concerning the general idea of obligation
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Niko Kolodny (2003). Love as Valuing a Relationship. Philosophical Review 112 (2):135-189.
Thomas Scanlon (1998). What We Owe to Each Other. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

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David Owens (2012). The Value of Duty. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 86 (1):199-215.
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