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The Philosophy of Friendship
     

The Philosophy of Friendship

by M. Vernon
 

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Mark Vernon links the resources of the philosophical tradition with numerous illustrations from modern culture to ask what friendship is and how it relates to sex, work, politics and spirituality. Unusually, he argues that Plato and Nietzsche, as much as Aristotle and Aelred, should be put center stage. Their penetrating and occasionally tough insights are

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Mark Vernon links the resources of the philosophical tradition with numerous illustrations from modern culture to ask what friendship is and how it relates to sex, work, politics and spirituality. Unusually, he argues that Plato and Nietzsche, as much as Aristotle and Aelred, should be put center stage. Their penetrating and occasionally tough insights are invaluable if friendship is to be a full, not merely sentimental, way of life for today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403948748
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
09/08/2005
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
179
Sales rank:
520,967
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

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Meet the Author

Mark Vernon is a freelance journalist, media consultant and broadcaster.

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