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Friendship in the Age of the Internet (FINAL PAPER)

Friendship in the Age of the Internet (FINAL PAPER)

Zite Ezeh The internet is a tool that has revolutionized every aspect of modern life. It’s almost impossible to live in this day and age without utilizing or interacting with the internet in some capacity, and a particularly influential sphere of the internet has been that of social media. In this paper, social media is(…)

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RP6 – poem

RP6 – poem

            For my sixth response paper, I wrote a poem about the people I love (both friends and family) and performed it at a friendship poetry picnic that happened this past Sunday (May 5th) in Tappan Square. The picnic was organized by OSLAM, Oberlin’s slam poetry team, of which I am a part, and it(…)

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Friendship and Music

Friendship and Music

Zite Ezeh                                                                                                                                      3 May, 2019 Friendship: Perspectives from Religion, Politics, Economics, and Art – Professor Mahallati Response Paper 5 A field in which I see a heavy presence of friendship and community is the field of music. Music (as both an industry, and simply a combination of sounds) allows for the cultivation of real friendships(…)

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Civic Friendship in the midst of Consumerism

Civic Friendship in the midst of Consumerism

Neoliberalism, concisely explained, is a policy model that places and value and importance on free trade and a competitive free market that has as little interference from the state as possible. The promotion of these values (freedom, competition, etc.) is heavily backed by the belief of many people that a neoliberal economy is ideal for(…)

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Friendship and Democracy

A paradigm, as we spoke about in class, refers to a “general way or pattern of behaving, that is, of thinking, feeling, and acting in a domain of human experience such as art, religion, politics, business, society, morality, education, or science.”[1] In other words, a paradigm is a model—a general example of people’s behavioral patterns(…)

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The Importance of Virtue

The Importance of Virtue

Friendship is something that transcends people’s labels and conceptions of identity in ways that many relationships are not able to do. This can be attributed, in part, to the similar ways in which friendship has been theorized by philosophers of various cultural backgrounds. Looking at how friendship has been theorized specifically in Confucian, Hindu, Zoroastrian,(…)

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Zite Ezeh: The Duty of Friendship

Zite Ezeh: The Duty of Friendship

Friendship, as both a social and political concept, plays a vital role in the theories of philosophers like Aristotle and Plato. In his book, Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle spends two chapters examining the different ways in which friendship can manifest between two people. He defines friendship as mutually understood “reciprocated goodwill,” stating that for two people(…)

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