Kate Padgett Walsh and Laura Papish on love and freedom in Frankfurt and Hegel.
Harry Frankfurt defends a view of love of a species of care. In this conversation, Walsh and Papish discuss Frankfurt’s view and compare it to a Hegelian alternative. They begin (1:21) with Walsh’s argument that Frankfurt’s view cannot adequately account for the intersubjective dimensions of love. Next, they discuss whether Frankfurt’s view provides a good account of unrequited love (7:46) and of relationships that involve internalized oppression (11:24). Then they turn to Hegel’s view of love (31:06) and consider whether Hegel can offer an improvement over Frankfurt’s view. Finally, they considering love in the context of the Hegelian master-slave dialectic (43:52).