Single Idea 4348

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / A. Value / 2. Values / f. Love]

Full Idea

Love, and do what you will.

Gist of Idea

Love, and do what you will


Augustine (works [c.415])

Book Reference

Hursthouse,Rosalind: 'On Virtue Ethics' [OUP 2001], p.109

A Reaction

This sounds libertarian, but Augustine had a stern concept of what love required. It nicely captures one of the essential ideas of virtue ethics.