“He loved the woman and he wanted her to be alive for her sake. A theme favored by Saint Augustine was that to love anything (as God loved us in his view) is to want it to be.
I have always thought this to be one of the most profound of metaphysical insights because it connects objective reality and objective worth: to love something, anything, is to want it to be real.”
Robert Kane, from Through the Moral Maze
Who woulda thought that theory could be so . . . what’s the word for this? Like, I want, I want! to love like that.