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Author Pangle, Lorraine Smith.

Title Aristotle and the philosophy of friendship / Lorraine Smith Pangle
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003

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Description vii, 255 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. The Challenge of Plato's Lysis -- 2. The Three Kinds of Friendship -- 3. Aristotle and Montaigne on Friendship as the Greatest Good -- 4. Friendships in Politics and the Family -- 5. Cicero's Laelius: Political Friendship at Its Best -- 6. Quarrels, Conflicting Claims, and Dissolutions -- 7. Friends as Other Selves -- 8. Goodwill, Concord, and the Love of Benefactors -- 9. Self-Love and Noble Sacrifice -- 10. Friendship in the Happy Life
Summary "This is the first comprehensive study of the major philosophical works on friendship. The book gives central place to Aristotle's searching examination of friendship and self-love in the Nicomachean Ethics. Lorraine Smith Pangle argues that the difficulties in this discussion that have long puzzled scholars can be resolved once one understands the complexity of purpose of the Ethics as both a source of practical guidance for life and a profound, unsettling theoretical investigation into human nature."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics. Book 8-9
Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics. Book 8-9. English.
Friendship -- History.
Author Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics. Book 8-9
LC no. 2002017407
ISBN 0521817455 (hardback)