Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle

Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle

by A. W. Price
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198248997

ISBN-13: 9780198248996

Pub. Date: 09/28/1990

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Reissued in 1997 with corrections and a new Afterword, this book fully explores for the first time an idea common to Plato and Aristotle, which unites their treatments— otherwise very different—of love and friendship. The idea is that although persons are separate, their lives need not be. One person's life may overflow into another's, and as such,

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Reissued in 1997 with corrections and a new Afterword, this book fully explores for the first time an idea common to Plato and Aristotle, which unites their treatments— otherwise very different—of love and friendship. The idea is that although persons are separate, their lives need not be. One person's life may overflow into another's, and as such, helping another person is a way of serving oneself. The author shows how their view of love and friendship, within not only personal relationships, but also the household and even the city-state, promises to resolve the old dichotomy between egoism and altruism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198248996
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

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