Aristotle On Friendship

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Philosophy

 

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Yvette M

 

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October 25, 2016

 

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University

 

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A modern day definition of a friend can be defined as ?one joined to another in intimacy and mutual benevolence independently of sexual or family love?. (Oxford English Dictionary). Aristotle?s view on friendship is much broader than this. His arguments are certainly not flawless. In this essay I will outline what Aristotle said about friendship in the Nichomachaen Ethics and highlight possible flaws in his arguments...
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Aristotle regards less intimate bonds as friendships as well as the intimate relationship in the modern definition. Relationships between husband and wife, father and son, neighbors, business partners, team members, members of a political party, teacher and student, etc would all be viewed as friendships in Aristotle?s eyes (Russell McNeil)...
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