Love, Friendship, and the Self
Intimacy, Identification, and the Social Nature of Persons
Bennett W. Helm
Reviews and Awards
"detailed and compelling arguments ... a convincing and engaging account of love tied to conceptions of personhood and the morally good life." - Nafsika Athanassoulis, The Philosophical Quarterly
"Whether it is in the discussion of emotions in experiences of art, the way that emotions factor into explaining self-love and self-hate, or their role in relationships of love and friendship, [the author] eschew[s] simple metaphors and offer[s] detailed analysis complete with helpful diagrams and summaries that illustrate a sustained and intimate engagement with these complex and engaging topics."