What philosophical writing about love would you have us read?
The above is a passage from “The Historicity of Psychological Attitudes: Love Is Not Love Which Alters Not When It Alteration Finds” by Amélie Oksenberg Rorty, which appeared in Midwest Studies in Philosophy in 1986. It explores the ways in which love and change are related, and how an appreciation of that makes a loving relationship difficult to understand absent an awareness of the particular history of the changes it has wrought on those in it. The essay looks at an imaginary couple, Louis and Ella, and at its end, Rorty writes:
Happy Valentine’s Day, philosofriends. If you’re up for it, in the comments, suggest a philosophical work on love you’d recommend we check out.