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Aristotle6 - FRIENDSHIP Why talk about it in a book on...

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FRIENDSHIP Why talk about it in a book on ethics? friends are fine friends are useful pleasant necessary solitude is not good for political animals (148) “no one would choose to live without friends, even if he had all the other goods”(119) life w/o friends not comprehensive good not self-sufficient good? What is ‘friendship’? PHILIA Friendship involves (p. 121) 1. Wishing someone good/well for his/her own sake, with feelings of fondness [more than just “friendliness”] 2. mutual well-wishing 3. both knowing of the mutuality Aristotle's classifies friendship into 3 kinds : based upon their objects or causes- usefulness pleasure character
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