Hating the one you love

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Many testimonies, as well as fictional works, describe situations in which people find themselves hating the person that they love. This might initially appear to be contradiction, as how can one love and hate the same person at the same time? A discussion of this problem requires making a distinction between logical consistency and psychologically compatibility. Hating the one you love may be a consistent experience, but it raises difficulties concerning its psychological compatibility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-283
Number of pages7
JournalPhilosophia (United States)
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2008


  • Consistency
  • Emotional ambivalence
  • Hate
  • Psychologically compatibility
  • Romantic love

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy


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