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The philosophy of friendship

Author: Mark Vernon
Publisher: Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this new, accessible philosophy of friendship, Mark Vernon examines the love called friendship upon which so much happiness depends. He links the resources of the philosophical tradition with numerous illustrations from modern culture to ask about friendship and sex, work, politics and spirituality. Unusually, he argues that Plato and Nietzsche, as much as Aristotle and Aelred, should be put centre stage. Their  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Vernon
ISBN: 1403948747 9781403948748 9780230517141 0230517145
OCLC Number: 58920013
Description: viii, 179 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Friends at work --
Friends and lovers --
Faking it --
Unconditional love --
Civic friendship --
Politics of friendship --
The spirituality of friendship.
Responsibility: Mark Vernon.
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This accessible philosophy of friendship links the resources of the philosophical tradition with illustrations from modern culture. Unusually, the book argues that Plato and Nietzsche should be put  Read more...

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'Friendship may seem to be both too familiar yet too elusive and ambiguous a topic to consider on its own out of the context of novels or biographies. However, Mark Vernon convincingly refutes this Read more...

 
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