First published in 1973, Philosophy and Personal Relations raises some fundamental questions like can philosophical argument modify, undermine or reinforce the terms of certain personal relationships? If so, how? This collection of studies, by a group of English-speaking philosophers focuses on these questions. The contributors discuss such topics as the teaching of moral philosophy, the notion of ‘using people’, the concept of love and the philosophical problems raised by honesty and dishonesty of personal relations.
This book will provide a varied pattern of philosophical investigations which will be of interest to all those who are concerned with the issues related to the subject of personal relations and analytic philosophy at large.
Table of Contents
New Preface 1. Introduction Alan Montefiore 2. Teaching moral philosophy Jean Austin 3. Deceiving, hurting and using Larry Blum 4. How to treat persons as persons J. A. Brook 5. Our concerns with others M.W. Hughes 6. A conceptual investigation of love W. Newton-Smith 7. Later selves and moral principles Derek Parfait 8. Psychological explanations and interpersonal relations Michael Schleifer 9. Honesty David Wood Index