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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL243H1
Professor
Ronniede Sousa
Semester
Winter

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- Crystallization - obscuring the true qualities of the love object and instead seeing her as an incarnation of the ideal - Bootstrapping - she is perfect because I love her and I love her because she is perfect - The platonic requirement - idealization of the object - the true object of affection can never be attained in real life because it is otherworldly, but the temptation is to believe that the loved one is the ideal - Anti-platonic requirement - love must be focused on a singular, particular individual - Repetition and transference – new love interests are never really new; they are simply patterns learned in childhood - There is a teleology of love, since people who are committed to strict monogamy st
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