Relationships and emotions

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I am not going to confine my discussion here to friendship, but wish to talk about the nature and implications of the emotion(s) that both love and good/strong friendship involve. My hope is to be able to illuminate the topic of friendship, but to do so by placing friendship within the context or topic of close relationships generally. Most philosophers recognize that emotion is important to these relationships, but they haven’t, I think, seen how all of this bears on issues of human rationality and early human development. And that is what I shall be speaking about here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThinking about Friendship: Historical and Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781137003997
ISBN (Print)9781137003980
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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