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Friendship : Philosophical Reflections on a Perennial Concern - Philip Blosser

Friendship

Philosophical Reflections on a Perennial Concern

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Published: 1st August 1997
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This anthology offers an extraordinary illustration of the rich resources furnished by the philosophical tradition for anyone wishing to understand the basic and universal human concern of friendship. The book gathers together reflections from thirty different thinkers in a historically, culturally, ideologically and emotionally diverse group. These contributions, ranging from the Ancients through to contemporary thought from C.S. Lewis, afford a comprehensive treatment of this enduring topic. Contents: Ancient and Medieval: The Epic of Gilgamesh; Hesiod, Theogony; Plato, Lysis; Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics; Seneca, Epistulae Morales; Epicetus, Discourses; Cicero, Treatise on Friendship; Plutarch, Moralia; St. Augustine, Confessions; St. Aelred of Rievaulx, De Spiritali Amicitia; St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica. Early Modern: Michel de Montaigne, Essays; Baruch de Spinoza, Ethics; Thomas Hobbes, The Citizen; Nicholas Malebranche, The Search After Truth. Late Modern: David Hume, An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals; Immanuel Kant, The Doctrine of Virtue; G.W.F. Hegel, Early Theological Writings; Arthur Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Representation; Soren Kierkegaard, Either/Or; Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays; Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All-Too-Human and The Joyful Wisdom. Contemporary: George Santayana, The Life of Reason; C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves; Jean-Paul Sartre, Situations; J. Glenn Gray, The Warriors; Hannah Arendt, On Humanity in Dark Times; Mary E. Hunt, Friends and Family Values; Gilbert Meilaender, When Harry Met Sally; Read The Nichomachean Ethics; Bibliography: For Further Reading; Index.

...far and away the best collection of classic readings on the topic of friendship in print.--RICHARD J. KLONOSKI, University of Scranton

Preface
Acknowledgements
Ancient and Medieval
The Epic of Gilgameshp. 1
Theogonyp. 23
Lysisp. 25
Nicomachean Ethicsp. 51
Epistulae Moralesp. 67
Discoursesp. 77
Treatise on Friendshipp. 83
Moraliap. 97
Confessionsp. 115
De Spiritali Amicitiap. 129
Summa Theologicap. 143
Early Modern
Essaysp. 153
Essaysp. 165
Ethicsp. 173
The Citizenp. 183
The Search After Truthp. 193
Late Modern
An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Moralsp. 205
The Doctrine of Virtuep. 213
Early Theological Writingsp. 219
The World as Will and Representationp. 233
Either/Orp. 243
Essaysp. 257
Human, All-Too-Human and The Joyful Wisdomp. 273
Contemporary
The Life of Reasonp. 281
The Four Lovesp. 289
Situationsp. 305
The Warriorsp. 319
On Humanity in Dark Timesp. 335
Friends and Family Valuesp. 361
When Harry and Sally Read The Nicomachean Ethicsp. 375
Bibliography: For Further Readingp. 389
Indexp. 409
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ISBN: 9780761808183
ISBN-10: 0761808183
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 1st August 1997
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.46 x 14.35  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised