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

    Keywords

    • Love
    • Morality
    • C.S. Lewis

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