My definition of love
Caring about sentient beings’/sentient being’s (best) interest(s).
That sentient being can be others or yourself, human or non-human, carbon, silicon or other, from the Earth or extraterrestrial.
What is interests?
Interest(s) of a sentient being can be defined as the components of the sentient being’s quality of life.
What quality of life consists of?
According to Parfit’s taxonomy1)Parfit, Derek. Reasons and Persons. Oxford University Press. Oxford, 1984. 493-502, there are hedonistic, desire-fulfillment and objective list theories about quality of life.
What is my view(s) among Parfit’s view?
Hedonistic view. Particularly, negative(-leaning) hedonistic view. An agent can rationally choose to undergo suffering in exchange for future prevention of future suffering of oneself or others, or to ensure/promote future pleasure of oneself or others. So, pleasure has an axiologically positive value that may outweigh the disvalue of suffering
What is sentient being?
A being who can suffer, or have a quality of life
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|1.||↑||Parfit, Derek. Reasons and Persons. Oxford University Press. Oxford, 1984. 493-502|