Aaron Ben-Ze'ev

Aaron Ben-Ze'ev

University of Haifa

H-index: 27

Asia-Israel

About Aaron Ben-Ze'ev

Aaron Ben-Ze'ev, With an exceptional h-index of 27 and a recent h-index of 16 (since 2020), a distinguished researcher at University of Haifa, specializes in the field of Philosophy of Psychology, Emotions, Perception, Philosophy of Mind, Love.

His recent articles reflect a diverse array of research interests and contributions to the field:

Romantic affordances: The seductive realm of the possible

In Defense of Moderate Romantic Curiosity and Information Avoidance: A Conceptual Outlook of Balanced Curiosity

The Philosophy of Envy

Categoria: Resenhas

Politeness, Respect, Care, and Bias in Social Interactions

Is casual sex good for you? Casualness, seriousness and wellbeing in intimate relationships

Review of Sara Protasi: The Philosophy of Envy

I Am Glad That My Partner Is Happy with Her Lover

Aaron Ben-Ze'ev Information

University

University of Haifa

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Citations(all)

4975

Citations(since 2020)

1450

Cited By

3835

hIndex(all)

27

hIndex(since 2020)

16

i10Index(all)

48

i10Index(since 2020)

24

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University Profile Page

University of Haifa

Aaron Ben-Ze'ev Skills & Research Interests

Philosophy of Psychology

Emotions

Perception

Philosophy of Mind

Love

Top articles of Aaron Ben-Ze'ev

Romantic affordances: The seductive realm of the possible

Authors

Aaron Ben-Ze’ev

Journal

Philosophical Psychology

Published Date

2024/3/3

In this article, James Gibson’s influential notion of “perceptual affordances” is applied to the romantic realm. The core idea of Gibson’s view rests on the possible, meaningful actions that the perceptual environment offers the animal. In order to sustain this idea, Gibson posits two additional major characteristics of affordances: (a) affordances are perceived in a direct cognitive manner, and (b) affordances have a unique ontological status that is neither subjective nor objective. While I accept the core idea, I have doubts as to whether the two other characteristics are necessary in other types of affordances, such as social and romantic affordances. The romantic realm offers an abundance of many enticing affordances. In this regard, I discuss phenomena like the availability of a romantic alternative, romantic ambivalence, choosing a romantic partner, sexual fantasies, the road not taken, reciprocity, playing hard to get …

In Defense of Moderate Romantic Curiosity and Information Avoidance: A Conceptual Outlook of Balanced Curiosity

Authors

Aaron Ben-Ze’ev

Journal

The Journal of Psychology

Published Date

2024/1/2

Curiosity, which is the human motive to seek information, is extremely valuable, since it enables people to widen their horizons and develop their capacities. However, there are many cases in which curiosity is harmful and not learning more information is preferable. In the romantic realm, this complexity is particularly relevant. Although knowledge is valuable in romantic relationships, there are circumstances in which ignorance and avoidance of information may be more beneficial. I suggest the restriction of central virtues of romantic love, such as curiosity and sensitivity, while giving some limited weight to oft-called vices in romantic relationships, such as ignorance and indifference. This suggestion has significant implications for the nature of romantic relationships, and in particular, for enhancing flexibility and diversity of such relationships, and the ongoing need to find an optimal balance.

The Philosophy of Envy

Authors

Heidi Lene Maibom

Published Date

2023/1/1

“I couldn’t stand those books,” my friend Elena said with great vehemence;“all the characters were just horrible.” It was a sunny afternoon in August and, having hiked up Izaraitz Auzoa, we were luncheoning on the grass by a small Basque chalet serving wine to weary hikers. She was talking about My Brilliant Friend, the first book of Elena Ferrante’s quartet The Neapolitan Novels. Her sister, who, unlike her, had found the strength to read all four books, concurred. She was hoping for a happy resolution, she said. There was none. Personally, I love those books for their candor about friendship. Why did my friend hate them so much? There was the Neapolitan Mafia and the brutality that is so often intermingled with poverty, of course. But what rankled more than anything was the fraught relationship between the two main characters: Lenu and Lila. Lenu and Lila love each other intensely, but their friendship is poisoned …

Categoria: Resenhas

Authors

Claudio Rozzoni

Published Date

2024

Reseñas Archives - Phenomenological Reviews Saltar al contenido Phenomenological Reviews Menú y widgets Home About Submission Guidelines Editorial Team Editors-in-Chief Scientific Board Language Editors Imprint & Terms Issues All Reviews New Publications Conference Reports Subscribe here to receive our latest monthly issue. Email Address Donate Buscar: Archives Archives Socios Categoría: Reseñas Claudio Rozzoni: The Phenomenological Image The Phenomenological Image: A Husserlian Inquiry into Reality, Phantasy, and Aesthetic Experience Book Cover Título: The Phenomenological Image: A Husserlian Inquiry into Reality, Phantasy, and Aesthetic Experience Autor: Claudio Rozzoni Editorial: De Gruyter Fecha de Publicación: 2024 Formato: Paperback Páginas: 247 Reviewed by: Marina Christodoulou (Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy and …

Politeness, Respect, Care, and Bias in Social Interactions

Authors

Mollie Teitelbaum,Aaron Ben-Ze’ev

Published Date

2023/9/27

To honor the intrinsic worth of others during social interactions is a complex task. That humans are multifaceted implies that so, too, are the rules that govern their normative behavior. Society sets some of these rules officially in the form of standards of politeness. Polite behaviors can be split into two categories: Preventing politeness aims to smooth social interactions and prevent offense. Promoting politeness shows appreciation for others’ inherent value; this can be likened to the sort of Kantian respect that all people deserve by virtue of their human dignity. The rules of preventing politeness can be superficial, relating to material and less significant values. However, the highest aim of politeness—to communicate and exercise deep respect for others—is extremely profound, relating to the most meaningful aspects of individuals. In assessing other people’s polite acts, we should keep in mind that it is hard to know …

Is casual sex good for you? Casualness, seriousness and wellbeing in intimate relationships

Authors

Aaron Ben-Ze’ev

Journal

Philosophies

Published Date

2023/3/13

Enduring romantic love is highly significant for our wellbeing, and there is much scientific evidence for its value. There is also evidence that marital sex is important for the flourishing of wellbeing for both partners. Casual sexual relationships and experiences (CSREs) are often characterized in a non-normative way, as sexual behavior occurring outside a committed romantic relationship. However, the prevailing normative description is negative, perceived as superficial behavior that harms our wellbeing. Although sexual activities are linked to many psychological and physical health benefits, these are rarely attributed to casual sex. Instead, scholars and laymen have warned against the negative consequences of non-committed sex, particularly for women. Yet, positive reactions to casual sex, such as satisfaction, confidence, self-knowledge and social engagement, are stronger and more common than negative reactions. Accordingly, the two major aims of this article are to understand the complexity of CSREs better, and to substantiate the claim that in various circumstances, CSREs contribute to our wellbeing.

Review of Sara Protasi: The Philosophy of Envy

Authors

Aaron Ben-Ze’ev

Published Date

2023

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I Am Glad That My Partner Is Happy with Her Lover

Authors

Aaron Ben-Ze’ev

Journal

The moral psychology of love

Published Date

2022/3/28

The self-other relation is central to all emotions, particularly emotions concerning the good or bad fortune of others. Other people interest us more than anything else, because the things that people do and say have the greatest impact on us. The self-other relation is significant because it highlights the social nature of emotions.Emotions centering on the fortune of others encompass an important comparative concern, wherein we compare the desirability of another’s situation to that of our own. Such emotions involve two basic evaluations: the value of the other’s fortunate impact on us and on them. Sometimes the two evaluations are not correlated, as in the case of envy, jealousy, and schadenfreude (pleasure-in-another’s-misfortune); sometimes they are correlated, as in the case of compersion, compassion, happiness for the other, and admiration. The comparative concern becomes competitive when there is a conflict between the two evaluations; when the evaluations are correlated, the comparative concern becomes a cooperative concern. In this chapter, I discuss two major opposing emotions toward the beneficial romantic fortune of another person: jealousy, which negatively evaluates this fortune, and compersion, which positively evaluates it. The first section briefly discusses the group of emotions relating to the good fortune of others, while focusing on jealousy. The second section discusses the emotion of compersion, while arguing that it can be perceived as involving sexual and romantic generosity. The third section describes various forms of polyamory and examines major issues related to polyamory, such as the hierarchy

Grief and the Emotion

Authors

Aaron Ben-Ze’ev

Published Date

2022

Cholbi suggests three unique features of grief which are “unlike most emotional conditions”:(1) grief is a concatenation of affective states rather than a single such state,(2) grief is not a perception-like state but a form of affectively-laden attention directed at its object, and (3) grief is an activity with an inchoate aim. While I essentially accept this characterization, I believe that these arguments are not unique to grief but common to all (or at least most) emotions.

Does romantic love make sense? Some puzzles underlying romantic love

Authors

Aaron Ben-Ze’ev

Journal

A tribute to Ronald de Sousa

Published Date

2022

Romantic love, our most complex emotion, includes various puzzles that impede the achievement of enduring, profound love. These related puzzles involve two opposing poles on a given continuum, yet both seem necessary for enduring, profound love. I discuss here a few of the major opposing poles, which I gather into three main groups:(a) Temporality: change—familiarity; consummation—perpetuation;(b) Freedom: freedom—bondage; belonging—possessing;(c) The good-fortune of the partner: jealousy—compersion. Coping with these conflicts requires several conceptual distinctions; the key ones discussed here are the distinction between romantic intensity and romantic profundity and the distinction between extrinsically and intrinsically valuable activities. While admitting the presence of the opposing poles, I argue that in profound love, these poles can coexist. Such coexistence has significant consequences for the nature of romantic relationships, for instance, admitting the presence of romantic ambivalence and indifference and acknowledging the value of brief, casual sexual encounters.

Emotions: Theories and Moral Values

Authors

Aaron Ben-Ze'ev

Published Date

2021

This excellent book offers a clearly articulated and convincing perspective on basic disputes in the philosophy of emotions. Although it deals with complex issues, it presents them in an engaging manner. This commentary focuses on two major issues: emotional components and theories; and the role of emotions in morality. I will not discuss the many issues concerning Brady’s view which I fully embrace, but rather focus on two major issues: emotional components and theories; and the role of emotions in morality. I argue that Brady’s classification of emotional components and emotional theories are problematic. I also basically agree with Brady’s view on the role of emotions in morality; but, following Spinoza, I further develop this view.

The value of politeness in romantic love

Authors

Aaron Ben-Ze’ev,Mollie Teitelbaum

Journal

The Philosophy of (Im) politeness

Published Date

2021

Human beings are social animals; our interactions with other people are essential to our wellbeing. These interactions can be of various kinds: pleasant or nasty, beneficial or harmful, exciting or dull, interesting or boring, and so forth. Such interactions between the agent and others underlie the generation of positive or negative emotions. Politeness is a behavioral tool for smoothing these interactions and making them more pleasant. Is this tool also necessary in close relationships, such as romantic ones, where the interactions are typically more direct, sincere, and spontaneous? The answer is complex, since there are various types of politeness and different circumstances in which we exercise them.

Cyberspace: The alternative romantic culture

Authors

Aaron Ben-Ze’ev

Published Date

2021/5/5

Cyberspace provides an alternative culture to one’s actual romantic setting. It enables participants to explore exciting romantic options without bearing significant costs in terms of resources and efforts, and without necessarily violating significant personal commitments. The new romantic culture, in which cyberspace has a prominent role, is both seductive and sustainable. Two major contributions of cyberspace to the romantic realm are facilitating finding a willing romantic partner, and creating more types of romantic relationships. Their impact upon the nature of romantic relations is examined. A major impact is making romantic relations more complex, diverse and flexible, and at the same time briefer and more superficial. The normative impact of cyberspace on the romantic culture is discussed, indicating the increasing violations of values and boundaries in our romantic behavior. Today’s abundance of romantic …

Love in the Shadow of Oblivion: The Meaning Given to Love in Couples Living With Alzheimer’s Disease, From a Family View

Authors

Orit Shavit,Aaron Ben-Ze’ev,Israel Issi Doron

Journal

Innovation in Aging

Published Date

2020

Aims and objectives To deeply understand the significance of love between spouses who live with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in a familial aspect. Background While there is extensive empirical knowledge on the subject of AD, as well as about love, little is known about love in old age, and even less is known about love between spouses who live with AD. This study is a pioneering study that describes love and relationship with AD. Design A phenomenological qualitative research, which enables a close examination of the experience that accompanies the couple and their adult children from a family perspective that has not yet been examined. It belongs to the stream of Social Constructivism whereby the purpose of interviewing more than one family member was used to capture the process by which family members construct their identity as individuals and as a family unit. Methods Forty-five in-depth interviews …

Replies to Mun, Fileva, Jollimore, and Carroll

Authors

Aaron Ben-Ze'ev

Published Date

2020

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Précis: The Arc of Love: How Our Romantic Lives Change over Time

Authors

Aaron Ben-Ze'ev

Published Date

2020

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The comparative concern in humility and romantic love

Authors

Aaron Ben-Ze’ev

Published Date

2020/6/15

Humility and romantic love are two major positive attitudes toward other people. Humility expresses a general attitude toward all people, while romantic love is a unique attitude toward a specific person (or several people). A central issue in both attitudes is how to treat people properly despite significant differences among them. Both attitudes reduce the weight of the comparative concern while increasing the weight of a noncomparative framework. There is a difference, however: the beloved has a unique, preferable status that is hardly comparable with other people. Within the framework of judging the beloved, we find two major scales. One is a nonrelational scale, which evaluates the beloved’s properties, such has appearance, wisdom, wealth, and sense of humor. These qualities stand on their own, independent of interactions with the lover. The second scale is a relational scale, which refers to the suitability of …

Kategorie: Rezensionen

Authors

Ken Slock

Published Date

2016

L’ouvrage de Ken Slock tente d’initier un dialogue entre le philosophe Maurice Merleau-Ponty et le cinéaste-théoricien Jean Epstein autour desquels de nouvelles pistes de réflexion se sont ouvertes ces dernières années. Le texte de Slock, à l’intersection de l’esthétique du cinéma et de la philosophie, a pour but d’apporter non seulement un regard neuf sur la pensée d’Epstein et de Merleau-Ponty mais aussi d’aborder, à travers ces deux auteurs, certaines problématiques essentielles qui apparaissent à la frontière poreuse entre cinéma et philosophie. Bien qu’il n’y ait pas explicitement de philosophie du cinéma chez Merleau-Ponty, sa phénoménologie et l’esthétique du cinéma d’Epstein partageraient le même projet ambitieux de traiter la question du savoir dans sa relation au voir. Cette théorie de la connaissance les amène, chacun à sa façon, à repenser la place de la «raison» au sein de leur système philosophique, remettant en question par là-même la frontière entre philosophie et non-philosophie pour Merleau-Ponty et entre philosophie et cinéma pour Epstein. L’ouvrage de Slock se compose de trois parties, contenant chacune deux chapitres. La première partie présente les éléments des pensées de Merleau-Ponty et Epstein afin de les mettre en relation, notamment au travers du concept d’«ambiguïté». La seconde partie poursuit la comparaison entre Epstein et Merleau-Ponty en se concentrant sur la notion de réversibilité ce qui permet à Slock d’amener le cinéma dans la pensée de Merleau-Ponty et d’entrer dans le cœur de sa thèse, à savoir le rapport entre la conscience cinématographique et la conscience humaine. Dans la …

Рубрика: Pецензии

Authors

Hanjo Berressem

Published Date

2019

There is a kind of light which is perceptible only on the “other side” of darkness, in a movement through the colour spectrum, through the shadowy non-colour, black, and beyond, where we discover a luminescence immanent to the universe itself. This is certainly the light which plays upon the impossibly black surfaces of Pierre Soulages’ Outrenoir paintings, constituting, in Alain Badiou’s words,“a light other than light” which opens up “the painterly landscape of a world without borders and of an infinite potential of perspectives…”(2017: 21-22). This is likewise the light seething beneath Bacon’s canvases, which will need to be “cleaned” of the figurative clichés already covering them, such that it might be captured in the aleatory diagrams of the artist (Deleuze 2003: 86-87). And it’s precisely this light which is the object of Hanjo Berressem’s impressive and accomplished study, Gilles Deleuze’s Luminous Philosophy, a monograph which aims, in the author’s words,“to develop a coherent image of Deleuze’s philosophy from two of its conceptual leitmotifs: light and crystals”(1).Berressem’s reasons for centralising these two motifs are multiple. The notion of light, he will argue, captures the affirmative and optimistic spirit of Deleuze’s thought, its playful and joyous elements. At the level of Deleuze’s metaphysics, light provides us with a persuasive means of drawing out his Spinozism in the vocabulary of 20 th century physics, of which more shortly. Finally, this approach opens up a new and productive way of thinking about the Deleuzian individual—as the crystalline centre for a refractive “play” of this immanent light, of which it constitutes a temporary and …

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What is Aaron Ben-Ze'ev's h-index at University of Haifa?

The h-index of Aaron Ben-Ze'ev has been 16 since 2020 and 27 in total.

What are Aaron Ben-Ze'ev's top articles?

The articles with the titles of

Romantic affordances: The seductive realm of the possible

In Defense of Moderate Romantic Curiosity and Information Avoidance: A Conceptual Outlook of Balanced Curiosity

The Philosophy of Envy

Categoria: Resenhas

Politeness, Respect, Care, and Bias in Social Interactions

Is casual sex good for you? Casualness, seriousness and wellbeing in intimate relationships

Review of Sara Protasi: The Philosophy of Envy

I Am Glad That My Partner Is Happy with Her Lover

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are the top articles of Aaron Ben-Ze'ev at University of Haifa.

What are Aaron Ben-Ze'ev's research interests?

The research interests of Aaron Ben-Ze'ev are: Philosophy of Psychology, Emotions, Perception, Philosophy of Mind, Love

What is Aaron Ben-Ze'ev's total number of citations?

Aaron Ben-Ze'ev has 4,975 citations in total.

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