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Aristotle and the philosophy of friendship / Lorraine Smith Pangle.

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Subject: Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics. Book 8-9.
Aristote. Éthique à Nicomaque. Livre 8-9.
Nicomachean ethics (Aristotle)
Friendship > History.
Amitié > Histoire.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 0511061196
  • ISBN: 9780511061196
  • ISBN: 0511054866
  • ISBN: 9780511054860
  • ISBN: 9780511498282
  • ISBN: 0511498284
  • ISBN: 9786610434404
  • ISBN: 6610434409
  • ISBN: 9780511069659
  • ISBN: 0511069650
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (vii, 255 pages)
  • Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; Cambridge University Press, 2003.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-250) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Challenge of Plato's Lysis -- Three kinds of friendship -- Aristotle and Montaigne on friendship as the greatest good -- Friendships in politics and the family -- Cicero's Laelius: political friendship at its best -- Quarrels, conflicting claims, and dissolutions -- Friends as other selves -- Goodwill, concord, and the love of benefactors -- Self-love and noble sacrifice -- Friendship in the happy life.
Review: "This is the first comprehensive study of the major philosophical works on friendship. The book gives central place to Aristotle's searching examination of friendship and self-love in the Nicomachean Ethics. Lorraine Smith Pangle argues that the difficulties in this discussion that have long puzzled scholars can be resolved once one understands the complexity of purpose of the Ethics as both a source of practical guidance for life and a profound, unsettling theoretical investigation into human nature."--Jacket.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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