The challenge to friendship in modernity
- editors, Preston King and Heather Devere.
- London ; Portland, Or. : F. Cass, 2000.
- Physical description
- 201 p. ; 22 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Friendshipe in Aristotle's political theory, Richard Mulgan-- Hume, Smith and Ferguson - friendship in commercial society, Lisa Hill and Peter McCarhty-- circles, ladders and stars - Nietzsche on friendship, Ruth Abbey-- Martin Buber and the ontological crisis of modern man, Charles Rusgin-- Derrida and friendship, Fred Dallmayr-- the virtue of solitude and the vicissitudes of friendship, Horst Hutter-- reviving greco-Roman friendship - a biographical review, Heather Devere.
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- Publisher's Summary
- In antiquity, it was not only Aristotle who assumed the people are more to be understood in relation to one another than as individual or solitary constructs. Friendship was vital to figures such as Aristotle, Plato and Socrates, because it supplied the type of bonding or fellowship without which they supposed no society could survive - a person unfit for communal life, for Aristotle, must be either a beast or a god. This examination considers the changing attitudes to friendship since antiquity and notes that almost no major modern philosopher has expounded friendship as an ideal for society.
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- Publication date
- 0714650692 (hbk : alk. paper)
- 0714681180 (paperbk : alk. paper)
- 9780714650692 (hbk : alk. paper)
- 9780714681184 (paperbk : alk. paper)