Aristotle and the Philosophy of Friendship

Aristotle and the Philosophy of Friendship

by Lorraine Smith Pangle
     
 

ISBN-10: 052105267X

ISBN-13: 9780521052672

Pub. Date: 02/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This comprehensive account of the major philosophical works on friendship and its relationship to self-love emphasizes Aristotle's examination of friendship in the Nicomachean Ethics. Lorraine Pangle argues that the difficulties surrounding this discussion are dispelled as soon as one understands the purpose of the Ethics as both a source of practical guidance for…  See more details below

Overview

This comprehensive account of the major philosophical works on friendship and its relationship to self-love emphasizes Aristotle's examination of friendship in the Nicomachean Ethics. Lorraine Pangle argues that the difficulties surrounding this discussion are dispelled as soon as one understands the purpose of the Ethics as both a source of practical guidance for life and a profound, theoretical investigation into human nature. The book provides interpretations of works on friendship by Plato, Cicero, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne and Bacon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521052672
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The challenge of Plato's Lysis; 2. The three kinds of friendship; 3. Aristotle and Montaigne on friendship as the greatest good; 4. Friendships in politics and the family; 5. Cicero's Laelius: political friendship at its best; 6. Quarrels, conflicting claims and dissolutions; 7. Friends as other selves; 8. Goodwill, concord, and the love of benefactors; 9. Self-love and noble sacrifice; 10. Friendship in the happy life; Notes; Bibliography of modern works and editions; Index of names.

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