Janack Essay on Love and Virtue Published
By Marianne Janack, philosophy
July 15, 2011
Marianne Janack's essay, "On Love and Virtue: a Commentary on Raja Halwani," has just been published in the volume titled Sex, Love, and Friendship by Rodopi Publishers. Janack is the Sidney WertimerAssociate Professor of Philosophy. The volume is a collection of papers presented at the annual conferences of the Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love from 1993-2003.
In her paper, a response to a paper by Raja Halwani (Philosophy Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Janack argues that contrary to popular opinion, love is not simply a feeling on the part of the beloved, but must satisfy certain moral standards that involve the right treatment and respect of both the lover and the beloved.