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Love Proved by Modus Ponens

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Introduction

What's love got to do with it? In this paper I will seek to prove that love is the foundation of the human race by: First, illustrating that if love unifies all humans, then it is also the foundation of the human race; second, verifying that love unifies all humans. Therefore, it follows that because love unifies all humans, love is also the foundation of the human race. Premise 1: In order to see if love is the foundation of the human race we must first hold as truth the assumption that indeed love does unify all humans. We will prove this claim in our later premise. We must next establish the relationship between a unifying element and a foundation in order to determine that love is the foundation as well as unifying element of the human race. A unifying element is something that links an entire whole together. Thus, if love links the entire human race together, then love is the unifying element of the human race. A foundation is the basis or groundwork of anything. ...read more.

Middle

Therefore, if love unifies all humans, then it is also the foundation of the human race. Premise 1 Conclusion: If love unifies all humans, then it is also the foundation of the human race. Premise 2: We proved earlier in Premise 1 that a unifying element in its most basic form is the foundation that it was built upon. We can use this to prove that if love is the foundation that the human race is built on, then love is also the unifying element of the human race. Love is merely a neutral concept which determines how one interacts with the world around oneself. These interactions can be love as friendship, respect, self-love, mutual love, love as a feeling, love as relationship, love as god, etc. Love is often associated with being a positive term, however, this is not necessarily so. Love is a matter of quantity in relation to interactions. For example, hate is just the least amount of love one can have for something. Or, if I love someone, I hate them the least amount. ...read more.

Conclusion

It doesn't take something else to make a foundation. A foundation is the base of what everything is built on. In order to confirm that there isn't anything that comes 'before' love we can look to the teachings of Aristotle. Aristotle claimed that love is an end means in itself. If something is an end in itself, it's not a product of anything else. Love is the ultimate good because it is not to achieve something else. Therefore, love is an end in itself and a foundation. We previously proved that a unifying element in its most basic form is the foundation that it was built upon. We have now proved that love is the foundation that the human race is built on. Therefore, we can conclude that love is also the unifying element of the human race. Premise 2 Conclusion: Love unifies all humans. Overall Conclusion: The two conclusions that we proved in the premises were: If love unifies all humans, then it is also the foundation of the human race; love unifies all humans. Given these conclusions we can confidently state that because love unifies all humans, love is also the foundation of the human race. ...read more.

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