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Aristotle on friendship

Aristotle on friendship

being an expanded translation of the Nicomachean ethics : books VIII & IX

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Published by At the University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Friendship.,
  • Ethics.,
  • Ethiek.,
  • Vriendschap.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesOn friendship
    Statement[ed.] by Geoffrey Percival.
    ContributionsPercival, Geoffrey.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxix, 151 p. ;
    Number of Pages151
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21054069M

    Book 8 1. Our next business after this will be to discuss Friendship. 1 For friendship is a virtue, 2 or involves virtue; and also it is one of the most indispensable requirements of life. For no one would choose to live without friends, but possessing all other good things.   In Book VIII of the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle described “three kinds of friendship” that people form under different conditions, and why some bonds are stronger than others. Here, he laid out the first two: utility and pleasure. “There are therefore three kinds of friendship, equal in number to the things that are : Niklas Göke.

    quotes from The Nicomachean Ethics: ‘One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does Author: Aristotle.   The friendship of the good. Aristotle’s final form of friendship seems to be the most preferable. Rather than utility or pleasure, this kind of relationship is based on a mutual appreciation of the virtues the other person holds : Zat Rana.

    The Nicomachean Ethics (/ ˌ n ɪ k oʊ ˈ m æ k i ə n /; Ancient Greek: Ἠθικὰ Νικομάχεια, Ēthika Nikomacheia) is the name normally given to Aristotle's best-known work on work, which plays a pre-eminent role in defining Aristotelian ethics, consists of ten books, originally separate scrolls, and is understood to be based on notes from his lectures at the Lyceum. Plato and Aristotle both give an important place to friendship in the good life: Plato devotes the major part of three books (the Lysis, Phaedrus, and Symposium) to friendship and to love, and in.


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Aristotle on friendship by Download PDF EPUB FB2

Such friendship is rare and takes time to develop, but it is the best. Bad people can be friends for reasons of pleasure or utility, but only good people can be friends for each other’s sake. On the whole, friendships consist of equal exchanges, whether of utility, pleasantness, or goodness.

Section 1: Friendship is a virtue or at least involves virtue. It is necessary to life, since no one would choose to live without friends even if he had all other material goods.

Friends are a refuge in times of poverty and misfortune, they help to guard the young from error, they help the old in their weakness, and help those in the prime of life to perform noble actions.

The perfect friendship. The last of Aristotle’s three types of friendship is the ideal one. It’s the most solid kind — and the rarest — but it’s still possible. It’s a friendship that goes beyond utility or pleasure.

Instead, you truly appreciate the other person for who they are. Aristotle explains that friendship is the act of loving rather than the act of being loved. It is important that friendship be active, since Aristotle treats friendship as an energeia, akin to pleasure and happiness.

Friendship is one of the essential components of the good life, and the value of. Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle on friendship book, part of the Internet Classics Archive Book VIII: 1 After what we have said, a discussion of friendship would naturally follow, since it is a virtue or implies virtue, and is besides most necessary with a view to living.

Aristotle addresses the topic of friendship in Book 8 and 9 of his Nicomachean Ethics. Aristotle makes the argument that friends can be regarded as second selves. Aristotle says that just as virtuous behavior improves an individual, friends have the potential to generate improvements upon each other’s lives.

Aristotle considers the nature of friendship and its role in making life good. Our selection comes from around B.C.E.

Unless you have another assignment within this text, here’s what to do: Give yourself an overview of the whole here. Then focus in on our assignment: read Book VIII, chapters 1 – 8 and then 13; and Book IX, chapters 1, 3, and 8 – 10, and prepare answers for class.

Aristotle on Friendship Outline of Book VIII of the Nicomachean Ethics. Posted Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics study guide contains a biography of Aristotle, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

as established in Book One. For this reason, friendship is what many natural law theorists call a genuine human good, something in human life which it.

In philosophical discussions of friendship, it is common to follow Aristotle (Nicomachean Ethics, Book VIII) in distinguishing three kinds of friendship: friendships of pleasure, of utility, and of virtue. Although it is a bit unclear how to understand these distinctions, the basic idea. Book 8, Chapter 9.

To Aristotle, Friendship and justice are about the same things and are found in the same people. Because friendship involves some sort of life shared in common, we can say that friendship involves community. The degree of shared life, and what is. Aristotle’s discussion of friendships of pleasure and utility already implies a clear answer about how to prevent true friendship from arising between you and your spouse: focus on whether or not you’re getting enough benefits out of the relationship.

Things like making mental lists of the ways in which your spouse has failed to do her or. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive account of the major philosophical works on friendship and its relationship to self-love. The book gives central place to Aristotle's examination of friendship in the Nicomachean by:   “Moreover, friendship would seem to hold cities together, and legislators would seem to be more concerned about it than about justice.

For concord would seem to be similar to friendship and they aim at concord among all, while they try above all to expel civil conflict, which is enmity.” –Aristotle (Nicomachean Ethics, Book VIII).

John Adams, second President of the United States, cited the ideals of virtue, justice, political friendship, and stability, and invoked Aristotle in justifying the American Revolution. Within book 8 and 9 of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, he concludes that an excellent friendship is the most choice-worthy good an individual can externally attain (Aristotlea, section 7).

However, in chapter 3 of book 8, Aristotle asserts the finest friendships are enduring insofar the. Aristotle on Friendship (Book 8 of the Nicomachean Ethics) February 7, Febru ~ Neel Burton After what we have said, a discussion of friendship would naturally follow, since it is a virtue or implies virtue, and is besides most necessary with a view to living.

Summary Section 1 This section continues Aristotle's discussion of friendship. He begins by discussing friends with different aims, where "proportion equalizes and preserves the friendship" like proportionate worth in goods and services keeps political friendships or economies of exchange together.

A brief summary of Aristotle's taxonomy of friendship as he presents it in Book VIII of the Nicomachean Ethics. Covers friendship as a virtue and the kinds of friendship - of utility, of pleasure. At Aristotle enrolled in the Platonic Academy. He would stay there for 20 years. Founded by the father of Western philosophy, the Greek philosopher Plato, Aristotle was the.

In book eight of Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle defines the three types of friendships that exist in the Greek word philia (a broader definition of friendship than one might think), which are based off usefulness, pleasure, or goodness, the three reasons for liking something: friendships of utility, friendships of pleasure and complete friendships.Aristotle On Friendship Philosophical Ethics December 6, Friendship is undoubtedly one of the most important elements in the books of Aristotle's ethical principles.

Aristotle takes the idea of friendship to a serious degree. He categorizes them into three groups or types of friendships.Reissued in with corrections and a new Afterword, this book fully explores for the first time an idea common to Plato and Aristotle, which unites their treatments-- otherwise very different--of love and friendship.

The idea is that although persons are separate, their lives need not by: