Chapter 38. Personal Relationships

  1. R. G. Frey and
  2. Christopher Heath Wellman
  1. Lawrence A. Blum

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996621.ch38

A Companion to Applied Ethics

A Companion to Applied Ethics

How to Cite

Blum, L. A. (2005) Personal Relationships, in A Companion to Applied Ethics (eds R. G. Frey and C. Heath Wellman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996621.ch38

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781557865946

Online ISBN: 9780470996621



  • moral philosophy of personal relationships;
  • spouse;
  • peronal and impersonal within relationships;
  • elements of impersonality;
  • personal relationships and morality


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Personal and Impersonal within “Personal Relationships”

  • Personal Relationships and Morality

  • Ideal Friendship and Morally Good Character

  • Can Immoral People be Friends?

  • Can a Friendless Person Lead a Satisfying and Moral Life?

  • Friendship and the Demands of Impartiality

  • Kierkegaard: Universal Love and Unconditional Love

  • Challenging the Legitimacy of Personal Relationships

  • The Real Moral Conflict between Impartiality and Personal Relationships

  • Misunderstanding the Preferences in Personal Relationships

  • Feminism and Personal Relationships

  • Care Ethics and Personal Relationships

  • The Limits of Care Ethics

  • Personal Relationships and Culture