This chapter explores the claim that our nature as loving beings can explain our nature as moral beings. Are we able to make sense of such a claim and if so, how? This chapter aims to offer a possible philosophical answer by distinguishing among several kinds of loves and relating them to what I call different moral dimensions of our existence. The moral dimensions that I distinguish correspond to dimensions that philosophers have traditionally applied to explain our nature as moral beings. If my answer is appealing, then we have a naturalized account of morality that leaves space for a variety of philosophical views.
|Title of host publication||Neuroexistentialism|
|Subtitle of host publication||Meaning, Morals, and Purpose in the Age of Neuroscience|
|Editors||Gregg Caruso, Owen Flanagan|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- C.S. Lewis
Sie, M. (2018). All You Need is Love(s): Exploring the Biological Platform of Morality. In G. Caruso, & O. Flanagan (Eds.), Neuroexistentialism: Meaning, Morals, and Purpose in the Age of Neuroscience (pp. 38-53). New York: Oxford University Press.