The universalist command to “love thy neighbor as thyself” refers the topic to those surrounding him, who he should love unilaterally if necessary.

The universalist command to “love thy neighbor as thyself” refers the topic to those surrounding him, who he should love unilaterally if necessary. The command employs the logic of mutual reciprocity, and tips at an Aristotelian foundation that the topic should love himself in a few appropriate way: for embarrassing outcomes would ensue in a particularly inappropriate, perverted manner if …