Sunday, May 29, 2011

Love is not uncontentiously universalizable

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You love S in virtue of the fact that S manifestly has properties F1... Fn.Suppose J also exhibit properties F1... Fn.


Are you under any rational constraint to love J too?


Stipulation: In the case of you and J, (where J shares those properties in virtue of which you love S), then you will already have an understandable inclination to love J.


Does universalizability overrides commitment?
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Illustrations by Christopher Kline, via Juxtapoz. Expanding on an argument by Roger E. Lamb.