Love's Bond - Robert Nozick

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Love’s Bond – Robert Nozick In this writing assignment I will be giving a detailed interpretation on Robert Nozick’s writing, “Love’s Bond”. First I will give an explanation on Nozick’s account of the nature of love. Secondly, I will explain why Robert Nozick believes that in love there is no desire to trade up to another partner. Lastly, I will also explain why he says that it is incoherent to ask what the value of love is to an individual person. The nature of love according to Nozick is the desire to form a “we” with the person you feel romantic love for, the desire to become one with the loved one. When two individuals are mutually in romantic love with one another, they both desire to form a “we” with each other. Once two romantic…show more content…
According to Nozick when two individuals join and form a “we” this new identity completely takes over and creates a new shared identity. To Nozick, it would be completely irrational to even think of the person of an individual and to ask what the value of love is to them. It is something that is just not possible when a person has formed a “we” with another. In conclusion, I have given my complete interpretation on Robert Nozick’s writing, “Love’s Bond”. I have explained to the best of my knowledge the nature of love, the reason why in romantic love there is no desire of trading up, and lastly why it is incoherent to ask what the value of love is to an individual. Works Cited 1. Nozick, Robert. "Love's Bond." Philosophical Perspectives on Sex & Love. New York: Oxford UP, 1995. 231-39.
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