"This admirably clear and engaging work ... is broadly accessible... and is informed by social science research. Yet it is also thoroughly philosophical, delving into problems in ethics, epistemology, the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language.... Let us hope that LaFollette continues to tackle these problems with the clarify and rigor he shows here."
"The position LaFollette takes here is an original one, and he defends it with philosophical acuity and personal wisdom. His attempt to make sense of love, friendship, and personal relationships has produced valuable and interesting results."
I. The Nature and Value of Personal Relationships
1. What Is a Personal Relationship?
2. Feelings and Emotions
3. Why Do I Love?
4. Reasons for Love
5. Value of Love
II. The Personal Bond
6. Interpreting Another`s Behavior
8. Honesty & Self-knowledge
9. Equality in Personal Relationships
10. Art of Loving
11. Sex and Jealousy
13. Morality and Personal Relationships
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