The Burdens of Love

  title={The Burdens of Love},
  author={Am{\'e}lie Oksenberg Rorty},
  journal={The Journal of Ethics},
  • A. Rorty
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Ethics
While we primarily love individual persons, we also love our work, our homes, our activities and causes. To love is to be engaged in an active concern for the objective well-being—the thriving—of whom and what we love. True love mandates discovering in what that well-being consists and to be engaged in the details of promoting it. Since our loves are diverse, we are often conflicted about the priorities among the obligations they bring. Loving requires constant contextual improvisatory… Expand
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