- Title Pages
- Part I Mental Health and Moral Virtue
- 1 Moral Sickness
- 2 Moral Health
- 3 Sick Morality
- Part II Responsibility for Health
- 4 Responsibility in Therapy
- 5 Responsibility in Community
- 6 Blaming Victims
- Part III Wrongdoing as Sickness
- 7 Alcoholism
- 8 Pathological Gambling
- 9 Crime and Punishment
- 10 Violence and Evil
- 11 Are Bigots Sick?
- Part IV Healthy Morality and Meaningful Lives
- 12 Depression and Identity
- 13 Self‐Deception and Hope
- 14 Philosophical Counseling
- 15 Healthy Love
- 16 Meaningful Work
- 17 Community Service
- (p.167) 15 Healthy Love
- From Morality to Mental Health
Mike W. Martin (Contributor Webpage)
- Oxford University Press
This chapter begins by illustrating how love can simultaneously involve sickness and immorality, using examples of jealousy, unrequited love, and sadomasochism. It then outlines a virtue-oriented conception of healthy love, illustrating how moral and therapeutic conceptions of love overlap. The chapter concludes by replying to Robert Bellah's criticisms of the therapeutic trend regarding love.
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