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The Logic of Love MCMP – Ethics and Value Theory

    • Philosophy

Aviv Keren (Jerusalem) gives a talk at the MCMP Colloquium (15 January, 2015) titled "The Logic of Love". Abstract: This philosophical work sets the ground for a game-theoretic account of (romantic) love, substantiating the folk-psychological conception of love as 'a unification of souls'. It does so by setting up a universal conceptual framework of cognitive agency, which makes this possible. Building on existing theories, this framework extends the gene's eye view of evolution towards the evolution of cognition, that is unified with a distributed theory of selfhood. In this framework, an application of a general principle of cooperation, in particular, produces love as a theoretical evolutionary prediction (unveiling its rationality).

Aviv Keren (Jerusalem) gives a talk at the MCMP Colloquium (15 January, 2015) titled "The Logic of Love". Abstract: This philosophical work sets the ground for a game-theoretic account of (romantic) love, substantiating the folk-psychological conception of love as 'a unification of souls'. It does so by setting up a universal conceptual framework of cognitive agency, which makes this possible. Building on existing theories, this framework extends the gene's eye view of evolution towards the evolution of cognition, that is unified with a distributed theory of selfhood. In this framework, an application of a general principle of cooperation, in particular, produces love as a theoretical evolutionary prediction (unveiling its rationality).

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