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Personal Relationships: Love, Identity, and Morality

ISBN: 978-0-631-19685-3
240 pages
November 1995, Wiley-Blackwell
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This volume is a philosophical introduction and exploration of the nature and value of personal relationships. It is an ideal text for introductory philosophy, ethics, or applied ethics courses.
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Table of Contents



Part I: The Nature and Value of Personal Relationships:.

1. What is a Personal Relationship?.

2. Emotions and Feelings.

3. Why Do I Love?.

4. Reasons for Love.

5. Value of Personal Relationships.

Part II: The Personal Bond:.

6. Interpreting Another's Behavior.

7. Intimacy and Trust.

8. Honesty & Self-Knowledge.

9. Equity in Relationships.

10. The Art of Loving.

11. Sex and Jealousy.

12. Commitment.

13. Morality and Personal Relationships.



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Author Information

Hugh Lafollette is Professor of Philosophy at East Tennessee State University. His publications include Whose Child? (1981), Person to Person (1989) and he is co-editor of World Hunger and Moral Obligation (1977).
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Lucid and engaging introduction to the ethics of sex, love and friendship.
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"An engaging and accessible discussion of love and friendship. LaFollette has produced valuable and interesting results, and he defends his position with philosophical acuity and personal wisdom." Lester Hunt, University of Wisconsin
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