uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Thinking About A Word: Love, For Example
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Metaphysics. Uppsala Univ, Dept Philosophy, Box 627, SE-75126 Uppsala, Sweden..
2017 (English)In: Metaphilosophy, ISSN 0026-1068, E-ISSN 1467-9973, Vol. 48, no 1-2, 30-46 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

What is it we do when we philosophize about a word? How are we to act as we ask the philosophical question par excellence, What is ...? These questions are addressed here with particular focus on Troy Jollimore's Love's Vision and contemporary theories of love. Jollimore's rationalist account of love, based on a specific understanding of reasons for love, illustrates a particular philosophical mistake: When we think about a word, we are prone to believe that even though the sense of the word that we investigate may be up for grabs, the other words we use when we do these investigations are not. Jollimore's exploration of love is guided by specific conceptions of reasons and rationality that remain unquestioned. The article argues that we may have to rethink a great number of words as we embark on the task of uncovering the sense of one word.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2017. Vol. 48, no 1-2, 30-46 p.
Keyword [en]
context sensitivity, Harry Frankfurt's theory of love, Iris Murdoch, love, moral vision, rationalism, rationality about love, reasons for love, theories of love, Troy Jollimore's theory of love
National Category
Philosophy
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-319331DOI: 10.1111/meta.12222ISI: 000394159300003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-319331DiVA: diva2:1086653
Available from: 2017-04-03 Created: 2017-04-03 Last updated: 2017-04-03Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Forsberg, Niklas
By organisation
Logic and Metaphysics
In the same journal
Metaphilosophy
Philosophy

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 11 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf