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What does this line from “A Happy Death” by Camus mean? [closed]

Here is a set of lines from the book 'A Happy Death ' by 'Albert Camus' : 'In the past, whenever Mersault had spent any time with one woman, he made the first gestures of commitment, he was conscious ...
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How can a person truly love another if hard determinism is true?

I have a wife and two kids. According to hard determinism, I was determined since time began moving forward to marry my wife and have my children. Every moment we share together was also predetermined,...
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Did Ancient Greeks believed that only God can give Agape Love, the unconditional love for everyone?

Ancient Greeks defined love as 6 different types. Eros, Philia, Ludus, Agape, Pragma, Philautia. Agape love is Unconditional Love. Can God only give Agape Love, the unconditional love for everyone? ...
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Does anyone say that dying for a cause is always irrational?

Does anyone say that dying for a cause is always irrational? I wouldn't gloss Heidegger's freedom-toward-death, like that, but it might be broadly similar. On the one hand, I would prefer to die ...
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Is the way we love deterministric?

Is the only way we are able to love the way we have been loved? In other words: Do we learn how to love? What is the relation between giving love and receiving love? (regardless of the definition of ...
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Does love exist? [closed]

The above is a question I would like (love, if you will) an analytic answer to. My belief for the past few years has been, no, definitely not - but I am interested in the counter argument, or if you ...
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Marsilio Ficino' commentary on the Symposium on Love guidance

Is Marsilio Ficino's commentary on the Symposium on Love a good book to read alongside the Symposium for someone who is reading the Platonic dialogue? Does it give a good understanding of the ...
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What stoicism offers for platonic love? [closed]

There is a girl that I am in love with, and she is going to marry soon, not with me. We are friends, and I don't want to lose her; however, it hurts. Can stoicism help me with that? If it can, how?
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Love and caring (Frankfurt)

In his work, Harry Frankfurt uses 'caring' and 'loving' as two separate things. But what is the difference between the two?
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How do I compose a paper analyzing a philosophical work?

I am thoroughly analyzing Plato's Symposium.I would like advice on how to compose an essay/paper on what I have read. I have written notes from many times I have gone and reread the dialogues. I have ...
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Why is engaging others as friends considered good while engaging others sexually considered bad?

Cheating on one's partner(s) is considered a bad thing in most societies; it's definitely often taboo. With "cheating", I mean engaging with another human being in an intimate way, without your life ...
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How can we respond to evil with love? [closed]

Any ideas on how we can (or can't) respond to evil with love? It's clear how a Christian or Buddhist (or any person of religion) may respond to such a question but I cannot seem to grasp how others ...
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Finding a quote on the philosophy of love [closed]

When I was a teenager I read a book which described a certain philosophy of love. Unfortunately I cannot remember the name of that book, but according to that book: love is neither a feeling nor an ...
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Suicide versus the Will to Live

Schopenhauer's idea of Will to Live was this idea that love is a tool used by life to reproduce children. He then said that people with whom we are likely to make the most "well-balanced" children ...
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Falling in love conditionally

The question that is nagging me is that if romantic love happens after an individual achieves a certain degree of financial success or any condition that may be desirable, is such a love more love ...
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Qualia without consciousness or sense

Similar to this question I wondered whether affect was a qualia, and if so whether it can be shown to depend on other aspects of experience (consciousness, tactile feelings). Perhaps there is nothing ...
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Why is love included in Badiou's enumeration of truth procedures?

Admittedly I have not read the actual Badiou. So will someone brief me: Why is "love" included in Badiou's list of the four "truth procedures" of which philosophy is necessarily independent--rather ...