Reasons of Love: Response to Wolf

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According to Wolf’s fitting fulfillment view, meaningfulness depends on the person’s subjective attraction to an activity being grounded in ‘reasons of love’ that concern the objective value of those activities. In this short comment, I argue that ‘reasons of love’—and thus reasons for regarding as meaningful—are not limited to those having to do with the objective value of activities and relationships, but include also what I call ‘reasons for the initiated’ and ‘reasons for me’.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-277
Number of pages3
JournalFoundations of Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016


  • Ends
  • Fitting fulfillment
  • Objective value
  • Reasons of love

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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