Love, identification and equality: rational problems in Harry Frankfurt's concept of person

Appraisal 11 (1):56-60 (2016)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Harry Frankfurt has published On Inequality, but this is not the first time he has written about this subject. Frankfurt already criticized a rationalistic notion of equality on other occasions (Frankfurt, 1987 & 1997). In these works he says a rationalistic notion of equality cannot fit in with our belief that agents possess their own volitional necessities, which shape volitional structures of the human will. However, Frankfurt's explanatory connection between volitions, love and identification make it difficult to talk about personal freedom.

Author's Profile

Martin Montoya
Universidad de Navarra


Added to PP

160 (#73,803)

6 months
51 (#71,890)

Historical graph of downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.
How can I increase my downloads?