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Care and CommitmentTaking the Personal Point of View$
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Jeffrey Blustein

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780195067996

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067996.001.0001

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Personal and Nonpersonal Relations

Personal and Nonpersonal Relations

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(p.154) 15 Personal and Nonpersonal Relations
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Care and Commitment
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Jeffrey Blustein

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067996.003.0016

This chapter clarifies how relationships can fail to be personal. It discusses and considers three kinds of relationships: those of strangers, of role occupants, and of acquaintances. It characterizes a personal relation as an intimate relationship that persists over some more or less extended period of time, in which the parties engage in a range of shared activities, and each is predominantly moved by considerations that make the other matter in the person's own right.

Keywords:   relationships, personal relations, strangers, role occupants, acquaintances, intimate, nonpersonal relations

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