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From Morality to Mental HealthVirtue and Vice in a Therapeutic Culture$
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Mike W. Martin

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195304718

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195304713.001.0001

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Healthy Love

Healthy Love

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(p.167) 15 Healthy Love
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From Morality to Mental Health
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Mike W. Martin (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195304713.003.0015

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.

Keywords:   sickness, immorality, jealousy, unrequited love, sadomasochism, morality, thearapy, Robert Bellah

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