Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Today’s “love of ascending (and descending)” completes a 4-part series on love: “…notes,” “‘mindfulness’,” “fun with science…,” and today, which begins with infant attachment and ends in high sense of exploring.
There is no romanticism in my sense of love as ardent caring (in various ways and to varying degrees). Yet, my sense of this appeals for scaling up care through one’s years of growing up (thanks to good parenting and education) to ardently identify with Our humanity as one’s own, in a sense perhaps best expressed by literary history.
-- gary e. davis --- 12:12 PM
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Some leading ethical theorists ground morality (deontic ethics) in love (Harry Frankfurt, Michael Slote, Martha Nussbaum). Empirical psych-
ology can be quite corroborative of that—and for conceptual or philo-
logical prospecting. So, “love in empirical research” shows how that (blandly focused on ordinary love) may unwittingly complement richer views (humbly coming later).
-- gary e. davis --- 12:30 AM