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By Suzanne Stern-Gillet, SJ, Gary M. Gurtler

Charts the levels of the background of friendship as a philosophical suggestion within the Western global.

concentrating on Plato and Aristotle, the Stoics and Epicureans, and early Christian and Medieval resources, Ancient and Medieval techniques of Friendship brings jointly tests of other philosophical debts of friendship. This quantity sketches the evolution of the thought from old beliefs of friendship using strictly to relationships among males of excessive social place to Christian strategies that deal with friendship as appropriate to all yet are involved mainly with the soul’s relation to God—and that ascribe a secondary prestige to human relationships. The publication concludes with essays reading how this advanced history was once got in the course of the Enlightenment, having a look specifically to Immanuel Kant and Friedrich Hölderlin

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12. 31. All translations of the Phaedrus throughout this paper are borrowed from Rowe 2005. 32. On the same note, compare Phdr. 241c7–8 (οὐ μετ’ εὐνοίας) and Leg. 837c2–3 (τιμὴν οὐδεμίαν ἀπονέμων τῷ τῆς ψυχῆς ἤθει τοῦ ἐρωμένου). 33. As Léon Robin rigthly claimed long ago: see Robin’s Introduction to the Phaedrus in Robin (1995, lxxxix–xc. 34. For details, see Sheffield 2011, 255–58 and Belfiore 2012, 228–39. 35. The Phaedrus provides evidence against Vlastos’ famous view that Plato is guilty of the charge of “cold-hearted egoism” and that the Platonic analysis of love and friendship shows no concern for the friend’s own well-being and happiness.

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