Is Self-Love a Virtue or a Vice?

Shai Held

For some thinkers, self-love is a crucial and fundamental virtue, without which we cannot really love others; for other thinkers, self-love is an insidious vice which leads to selfishness and immorality.  What this likely means is that the right question is not whether self-love is a virtue or a vice but rather what kind of self-love is a virtue and what kind a vice?  In this session, we turn to Biblical and (especially) Rabbinic tradition for a series of radical and deeply surprising answers.
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