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Philosophy of Friendship

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Susan Michalkova

on 12 May 2018

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Philosophy of Friendship
Aristotle
Nicomachean Ethics 350 BC


Questions
Ancient Friendships

Historical Development

Ancient Greece

Christian Era

Renaissance - Michel de Montaigne
Utility

defective

not friendship in fullest sense

rich ignorant vs. poor learned

what each finds useful to gain varies
Pleasure
almost perfect

emotions and desires

warm, heartfelt

erotic love / ephemeral

sameness
Plato



Plato next to Aristotle put major emphasis on this topic in the following works

- The Lysis
- Phaedrus
- Symposium
Perfect
Given an example of each type of love



What is the antonym of
philia



Topic challenged by eastern philosophers as well
Heracles , Iolaus
x
Achilles , Patroclus


Philia - affection, voluntarily and family relationship

Nothing characterizes friendship so much as spending one's day together
full support

mutual love

cherishing

without benefit

openness

appreciation
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