New PDF release: Aristotle and the Philosophy of Friendship

By Lorraine Smith Pangle

ISBN-10: 052105267X

ISBN-13: 9780521052672

ISBN-10: 0521817455

ISBN-13: 9780521817455

This booklet deals a finished account of the foremost philosophical works on friendship and its courting to self-love. The booklet provides important position to Aristotle's looking exam of friendship within the Nicomachean Ethics. Lorraine Pangle argues that the problems surrounding this dialogue are quickly dispelled as soon as one knows the aim of the Ethics as either a resource of functional information for all times and a profound, theoretical research into human nature. The publication additionally offers clean interpretations of works on friendship by way of Plato, Cicero, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne and Bacon. the writer indicates how each one of those thinkers sheds gentle on important questions of ethical philosophy: is human sociability rooted in neediness or power? is the easiest lifestyles mainly solitary, or devoted to a neighborhood with others? truly based and engagingly written, this ebook will entice a extensive swathe of readers throughout philosophy, classics and political science.

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