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Reflections On How We Live$
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Annette Baier

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199570362

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199570362.001.0001

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The Moral Perils of Intimacy

The Moral Perils of Intimacy

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Reflections On How We Live

Annette C. Baier

Oxford University Press

This chapter explains the notion of love in moral reasoning or sentiments. It discusses Thomas Hobbes' theory on morality, which implies that a striking feature of modern moral philosophy is the avoidance of the concept of love. Hobbes outlines an impersonal morality that governs relationships between persons who see each other as strangers or having no natural concern in each other's interests. The ‘core morality’ influences associations between indifferent adult strangers, which can be supplemented, but not replaced by special duties to children, friends, or loved ones.

Keywords:   love, moral reasoning, Thomas Hobbes, modern moral philosophy, concept of love, core morality

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