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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 2170
Professor
Samantha Copeland
Semester
Winter

Description
Friday, January 14, 2011 “Romantic Love is an Emotion” Counterarguments from “Emotion” • Emotions are property-dependent (quality or property that makes us love the object) (p.13) • Emotions are intentional (p.14-15) • Emotions are felt (p.15) Counterarguments from “Love” • Love is a virtue (p.16) • Love is a set of desires (p.14-15) Halwani’s examples are consistently negative (i.e sorrow, grief, fear are grouped into a similar group of emotions as love) Several of these characteristics can be found in many long-term emotions (Halwani’s list of Love’s characteristics). Can apply to different kinds of loving relationships other than romantic love, from which we are trying to distinguish. #16 is essential – concern as a marker for
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