An Affective Response to Persons

  • James KellenbergerEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion book series (PFPR)


The subject of this chapter is the third element of coming into the presence of persons. When one comes into the presence of persons one has an affective response to them of respect, sympathy, love, or another response in the respect-love continuum. These closely related responses are discussed and distinguished. Also in this chapter the tight connection between recognizing the inherent worth of persons and responding to them affectively is examined: an affective response to persons, it is argued, is in one way or another an integral part of the cognitive discovery of their inherent worth.


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  1. 1.NorthridgeUSA

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