Sunday, May 29, 2011

Love is not uncontentiously universalizable


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