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Parental Love versus Romantic Love

PARENTAL LOVE AND ROMANTIC LOVE ARE EVER SO DIFFERENT FROM ONE ANOTHER. For instance, there is the indisputable reality that a mother can start loving her child even before she has given birth to that child. By contrast, an analogous … Continue reading

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Brock Turner and Brock Turner’s Parents

If, nowadays, it is increasingly the case that true parental love is thought to entail that a 23-year old child’s voluntary committing of an act that the 23-year old knows to be quite horrific and morally wrong to another is somehow excusable, then parental love is increasingly becoming none other than the very handmaiden of evil. Continue reading

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Making Love to a Robot! Would You?

Love-making at its best is about affirming the other. Parenting at its best is about affirming the other. There is no evidence machines are even close to being able to provide that kind affirmation. We know that machines are now capable of extraordinary means-end calcuation, as the case of machines flying airplanes makes abundantly clear. This, however, is means-end ability–not a deep and majestic form of affirmation. Continue reading

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