Fallacies of Love

A Short Philosophical Guide
 
 
Bloomsbury Academic (Verlag)
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  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 144 Seiten
978-1-350-14090-5 (ISBN)
 
What can the philosophy of knowledge and logic tell us about love? Here two philosophers use their training in arguments and reasoning to uncover the role of ungrounded beliefs when we fall in love.

This not a self-help book, it is a philosophy book. Free of advice, methods and strategies for being successful in love, it does not offer solutions for problems. What it gives us instead is a reading of love as it actually is. The authors illustrate the fallacies of love by drawing on personal experiences, literary characters and two imaginary individuals. They provide examples of ungrounded beliefs in Aesop's Fables, Talking Heads, Cinderella and Don Giovanni and illustrate love as an inexhaustible source of misperceptions, misunderstandings and misconceptions.

By tackling those characteristic and all-too familiar ways in which ungrounded love beliefs arise, the book forces us to question why baseless beliefs are maintained and reinforced, showing us that many love beliefs are built on anything but logic.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Höhe: 198 mm
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  • Breite: 129 mm
978-1-350-14090-5 (9781350140905)

Andrea Iacona is Professor of Logic in the Philosophy Department at the University of Turin, Italy.

Jose Diez is Professor in the Department of Logic, History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Barcelona, Spain.
Chapter 1: Basic Ideas about Love
What we talk about when we talk about love
Some fundamental properties of love
Truth, justification, and knowledge
The fallacies of love
Sex, gender, and stereotypes
Some final remarks

Chapter 2: The Invention of Reasons
Rationalization
The you-you fallacy
The virtue fallacy
Purported sour grapes
Lost love's labours
Inference to the worst explanation

Chapter 3: The Power of Desire over Belief
The glasses of love
Belief without evidence
Evidence without belief
Love is blind
The diamond fallacy

Chapter 4: Wanting it all
Complex cases of cognitive mistakes
The divided lover
The princess
The Don Juan
The emotional terrorizer

Chapter 5: When Love Goes Away
The end of love
The sunk costs fallacy
The sweet lemons fallacy
Inertia and uncertainty
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