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Single Idea 22233

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / B. Value / 2. Values / g. Love]

Full Idea

Love is the demand to be loved.

Gist of Idea

Love is the demand to be loved


Jean-Paul Sartre (Being and Nothingness [1943], p.488), quoted by Christine Daigle - Jean-Paul Sartre 2.5

Book Reference

Daigle,Christine: 'Jean-Paul Sartre' [Routledge 2010], p.79

A Reaction

Is that all love is? Hard to imagine someone loving another person without hoping that the other person will reciprocate. You need high self-esteem to 'demand' it. Low self-esteem merely hopes for it. He says the other person may feel the same.