Why You Should Love Absolutely Everyone: A Philosophical Defense of the Love Imperative
March 1, 2019 at 5:00pm
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.
Professor of Philosophy and the Rev. John A. O’Brien Collegiate Chair
Notre Dame University
Professor of Philosophy
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