Closely related to questions of evaluation are questions of justification: Love may therefore become an epiphenomenal entity, generated by human action in loving, but never grasped by the mind or language.
This conclusion, however, seems too hasty, for such examples can be accommodated within the robust concern view. Love is a verb. This love exists between an artist and the person who inspires them deeply. Love disarms our emotional defenses; it makes us vulnerable to the other.
At the same time, the Ancient Greek text of the Bible has examples of the verb agapo having the same meaning as phileo.
This is a muse relationship. Further Conceptual Considerations Presuming love has a nature, it should be, to some extent at least, describable within the concepts of language. If not, why not, and what is so special about love that requires a fundamentally different evaluative attitude than admiration and respect?
Aristotle elaborates on the kinds of things we seek in proper friendship, suggesting that the proper basis for philia is objective: In particular, it is possible to be highly self-confident and yet to have profoundly low self-esteem, as is the case with many performers and celebrities.
Your love would never be the same if you were to be together again. The command employs the logic of mutual reciprocity, and hints at an Aristotelian basis that the subject should love himself in some appropriate manner: So love is happiness experienced at the level of the mind, devoid of time, when you become one with the Universe, without cares, worries, pain or pleasure.
It is acceptable within the confines of marriage but outside of this matrimonial union, it is seen as sinful and why Paul told the Corinthians that "if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. This love calls you out on your shit, but they do not judge you — they help you to become the best version of yourself.
However, the world would be dull and morbid if loving only involved hurling ourselves between a loved one and a bullet, or donating a kidney, or even secretly feeding them more food than ourselves during a famine. On the first implication, those who do not feel or experience love are incapable unless initiated through rite, dialectical philosophy, artistic processes, and so on of comprehending its nature, whereas the second implication suggests though this is not a logically necessary inference that the non-initiated, or those incapable of understanding, feel only physical desire and not "love.
Nonetheless, we need not take the metaphor of the mirror quite so literally; rather, our beloveds can reflect our selves not through their inherent similarity to us but rather through the interpretations they offer of us, both explicitly and implicitly in their responses to us.
Doing love, on the other hand, requires more than simply finding someone to adore us. Find Neel on Twitter and Facebook Source: When the calamity of time afflicts one limb The other limbs cannot remain at rest. Physical, Emotional, Spiritual Some may hold that love is physical, i. These two men would have died for one other.
There in hymnit states: To obsessive lovers, love is mania.
The Nature of Love: This is the form of love which binds a person to the intention of acting lovingly without expectation of a reward, and even in spite of natural emotions. Moreover, as Naar notes, we need a principled account of when such historical patterns are disrupted in such a way as to end the love and when they are not.
I love my wife or mother or child or friend. Philia concerned the deep comradely friendship that developed between brothers in arms who had fought side by side on the battlefield.
They both do their own things, but they come together and support each others own growth. Lovers and philosophers are all inspired to seek truth by eros. Physical desire, they note, is held in common with the animal kingdom. Love of the body Eros was the Greek God of love and sexual desire.
Following the Roman poet Ovid, scholars such as the philosopher A.7 Types of Love, according to the ancient Greeks. The ancient Greeks had seven words for love that corresponded to different types of love, ranging from physical love (eros) to purely spiritual love (agape).Here are the seven.
This essay focuses on personal love, or the love of particular persons as such. Part of the philosophical task in understanding personal love is. The ancient Greeks found diverse kinds of love in relationships with a wide range of people—friends, family, spouses, strangers, and even themselves.
This contrasts with our typical focus on a single romantic relationship, where we hope to find all the different loves wrapped into a single person or soul mate.
Greek words for love. Jump to navigation Jump to search. This article possibly contains original research. Please improve it by verifying the Philosophy; Religious views; The Greek language distinguishes at least four different ways as to how the word love is used.
The philosophy of love mostly focuses on this kind of love just like the personal love which is the main focus of the paper. Within the same personal love, there are three kinds of love that have been discussed by various Greek philosophers.
If one were to arrange the kinds of love in an order of bearing fruit -- as in planting a seed at birth which will grow into a good life -- the foundation of all is agape love -- unconditional love.Download