Philosophical Explorations 16 (3):285-297 (2013)

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Eileen John
University of Warwick
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The question of how well we need to be known, to be loved, is considered. A ‘second-person’ model is argued for, on which love requires that the beloved’s demands to be known be respected. This puts pressure on the idea that lovers need to make a beloved’s interests their own, taking that to require comprehension of the beloved’s interests: a lover would have to appreciate the normative intelligibility and motivating force of an interest. The possibility of love with failure of comprehension is defended, using illustrations from Marilynne Robinson’s novel Gilead
Keywords Harry Frankfurt  Martin Buber
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DOI 10.1080/13869795.2013.812741
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