"These are discussions in which it’s very important to call a spade a spade ..."

We should to be at least as careful about deploying the word ‘love’ as we are in deploying the word ‘addiction’, and for similar reasons: both words are ideologically loaded, and rhetorically powerful. They are heavy machinery, to be operated with caution ...

From my forthcoming ''Addicted'? To 'Love'? Commentary on ‘Addicted to love: What is love addiction and when should it be treated?’ by Brian D. Earp, Olga A. Wudarczyk, Bennett Foddy, & Julian Savulescu'. (The link takes you to a penultimate draft.)

A draft of the forthcoming Earp et. al. paper is also available online.