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By Suzanne Stern-Gillet,Gary M. Gurtler

Charts the phases of the background of friendship as a philosophical notion within the Western world.

Focusing on Plato and Aristotle, the Stoics and Epicureans, and early Christian and Medieval resources, Ancient and Medieval options of Friendship brings jointly checks of alternative philosophical debts of friendship. This quantity sketches the evolution of the concept that from historical beliefs of friendship making use of strictly to relationships among males of excessive social place to Christian techniques that deal with friendship as acceptable 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 studying how this complicated historical past used to be obtained throughout the Enlightenment, taking a look particularly to Immanuel Kant and Friedrich Hölderlin.

“…the association and selection of material will vastly serve students drawn to the improvement of theories of friendship in addition to the background of this dialogue within the classical and post-classical world.” — Scripta Classica Israelica

Suzanne Stern-Gillet is Professor of historical Philosophy on the college of Bolton and Honorary examine Fellow within the division of Classics and historic background on the college of Manchester. She is the writer of Aristotle’s Philosophy of Friendship, additionally released by means of SUNY Press.

Gary M. Gurtler, S.J. is affiliate Professor of Philosophy at Boston university. he's the writer of Plotinus: The event of Unity.

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