Brown University

Why You Should Love Absolutely Everyone

March 1, 2019 at 5:00pm / MacMillan 117


A Philosophical Defense of the Love Imperative

Brown University

Why You Should Love Absolutely Everyone: A Philosophical Defense of the Love Imperative

March 1, 2019 at 5:00pm

MacMillan 117

We naturally think of love as discriminatory - you love your partner more than strangers, your friends more than your adversaries. Indeed, most philosophers - going back to the Greeks - have worked to carve out a theory of when and why we are permitted to be so partial in our affections.

Dr. Meghan Sullivan will unpack the Christian love imperative, defend it from some difficult objections, and indicate how it might be the basis for a mainstream philosophical approach to ethics.

Dr. Nomy Arpaly will present a response.

Presenters

Meghan Sullivan

Professor of Philosophy and the Rev. John A. O’Brien Collegiate Chair

Notre Dame University

Nomy Arpaly

Professor of Philosophy

Brown University
Brown University