Romantic Love and Loving Commitment: Articulating a Modern Ideal

American Philosophical Quarterly 33 (4):339-356 (1996)
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This essay presents an ideal for modern Western romantic love.The basic ideas are the following: people want to form a distinctive sort of plural subject with another, what Nozick has called a "We", they want to be loved for properties of certain kinds, and they want this love to establish and sustain a special sort of commitment to them over time.
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