Preface xi Acknowledgments xix Chapter One: "Something In Between": On the Nature of Love 1 Chapter Two: Love's Blindness (1): Love's Closed Heart 28 Chapter Three: Love's Blindness (2): Love's Friendly Eye 46 Chapter Four: Beyond Comparison 74 Chapter Five: Commitments, Values, and Frameworks 95 Chapter Six: Valuing Persons 123 Chapter Seven: Love and Morality 146 Afterword: Between the Universal and the Particular 169 Notes 173 References 189 Index 195
Troy Jollimore is associate professor of philosophy at California State University, Chico. He is the author of "Friendship and Agent-Relative Morality". He is also the author of two books of poems, "At Lake Scugog" (Princeton) and "Tom Thomson in Purgatory", which won the National Book Critics Circle Award.
"In the elegantly written Love's Vision, Troy Jollimore offers a novel way to understand romantic love. His book draws upon a vast body of philosophical literature on the nature of love, but it is easily accessible for those without a background in philosophy. It is full of useful examples from literature, film and music, and is compelling and fun to read... Jollimore offers us not only a new way of understanding love, but also practical insight into how to love and how to make it last."--Natasha McKeever, Journal of Applied Philosophy "My enthusiasm for the text should ... be clear. I like the content, I like the way it's put together... [This is] a fine book which ... deserves a readership well beyond the ranks of those with a special interest in analytic philosophy of love."--Tony Milligan, Metapsychology Online Reviews "Troy Jollimore's Love's Vision is a compelling response to the debate regarding the rationality of love. Its easy style combines readability with thorough argumentation. Its most appealing and original feature is the challenge it poses to traditional conceptions of rationality, which tend to simply equate it with a disengaged, impartial stance."--Irene McMullin, Philosophical Quarterly