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By Suzanne Stern-Gillet,Gary M. Gurtler

ISBN-10: 1438453647

ISBN-13: 9781438453644

ISBN-10: 1438453655

ISBN-13: 9781438453651

Charts the levels of the heritage 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 strategies of Friendship brings jointly tests of other philosophical debts of friendship. This quantity sketches the evolution of the concept that from old beliefs of friendship employing strictly to relationships among males of excessive social place to Christian recommendations 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 advanced background was once got throughout the Enlightenment, having a look specifically to Immanuel Kant and Friedrich Hölderlin.

“…the association and selection of material will drastically serve students attracted to the advance 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 old historical past on the collage of Manchester. She is the writer of Aristotle’s Philosophy of Friendship, additionally released through SUNY Press.

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

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