All You Need is Love(s): Exploring the Biological Platform of Morality

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeuroexistentialism
Subtitle of host publicationMeaning, Morals, and Purpose in the Age of Neuroscience
EditorsGregg Caruso, Owen Flanagan
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOxford University Press
Chapter3
Pages38-53
ISBN (Print)9780190460723
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Keywords

  • Love
  • Morality
  • C.S. Lewis

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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.