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1) Aristotle discusses three different types of friendship. The first type of friendship was described as the friendship you hold mainly when you are young. It is based on the involvement you have with people over activities. An example of this is when I played soccer when I was little. I considered my teammates my friends, because we played and had fun together. The second type of friendship is a friend formed because he or she can help you and you can help them. These friends are normally developed in school or work. An example of this type of friendship was when I made a friend with my tutor in high school. He was able to help me with biology, while I helped him because he was getting paid. The final type of friendship Aristotle described was considered the “best friends.” These friends are able to be trusted and are often there during hard times of life. An example of this was a close friend I had at the time my grandmother died. He was always there for
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Unformatted text preview: me when I was upset and helped me get through that rough part of my life. 2) There are certain features found in a perfect friendship that aren’t found in others. Some of these features are goodness, pleasure, usefulness, trust, unselfish love and the admiration of the goodness in others. A perfect friendship must have the mutual want of goodness among the individuals. A friend would want goodness for themselves as well as goodness for the other. A perfect friendship must also be pleasurable for both individuals. Both friends must enjoy being in the friendship together. Bonus) There are a few aspects of friendships that Aristotle failed to notice. One of those aspects is the idea of a one sided friendship. There have been times when individuals truly believe they are in a friendship, although the other person would disagree....
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Davies during the Spring '08 term at Siena College (Loudonville).

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