Personal Relationships: Love, Identity, and Morality 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0631196853
ISBN-10: 0631196854
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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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This book is a lively introduction to and exploration of the nature and value of personal relationships.

LaFollette argues that a careful examination of friendship, love and kinship illuminates and is illuminated by philosophical discussions of the self, the emotions, and reason. He also explores a variety of questions about the conduct of our relationships: honesty, jealousy, commitment, sex, and equality.

This book is primarily a contribution to the growing philosophical literature on personal relationships. However, by relating practical concerns about personal relationships to more theoretical philosophical issues, the volume provides the ideal basis for introductory philosophy and ethics courses, as well as specialized upper division courses on personal relationships.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishers; 1st edition (November 15, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0631196854
  • ISBN-13: 978-0631196853
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.6 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,633,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Hugh LaFollette is Cole Chair in Ethics at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 5, 1997
Format: Paperback
Okay, I'll be honest. I only read part of the book. It contains some very profound insights about interpersonal relationships, but it was a very slow read. I recommend it only for those with above-average intelligence.

Yet, if I ever bothered to finish it, I have no
doubt that it will be worth it. But it certainly
is not a self-help book. Not by any means. It is
more of a theoretical type of book.
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