How faith secures the morality of love

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This chapter examines how Kierkegaard’s conception of faith substantiates a conception of love as a moral phenomenon. Analyzing faith as an existential position—namely, as a way of existence that fully accommodates the implications of existing in time—I demonstrate the significance of faith for love. I claim that faith, existentially understood, addresses successfully the threats to morality that love might entail—that is, selfishness and partiality—and that it does so by serving either as a model for love or, more strongly, as a condition for it.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication The Routledge Handbook of Love in Philosophy
Editors Adrienne M. Martin
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781315645209
StatePublished - 2019


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