Lost and Found: Selfhood and Subjectivity in Love

A1 Journal article (refereed)

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Kronqvist C
Publication year: 2012
Journal: Philosophical Investigations
Journal acronym: PHILOS INVEST
Volume number: 35
Issue number: 3-4
Start page: 205
End page: 223
Number of pages: 19
ISSN: 0190-0536


Sartre's conception of bad faith suggests that every desire to be someone in love is self-deceptive in the attempt to define my factual being. Departing from Ilham Dilman's discussion of personal identity, I argue that this view on selfhood is inattentive to the kind of personal and moral reflection inherent in asking who I am. There is a temptation in love to deceive myself and you by renouncing responsibility. Yet the concept also embodies demands that allow me to continuously shape myself into a loving subject by scrutinising my responses and by asking whether they are expressive of love or not.


love, Subjectivity

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