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Daniel Weintraub A Friendship Across Lifetimes

Daniel Weintraub A Friendship Across Lifetimes

                A Friendship Across Lifetimes For my final paper, I will write about the relationship and legacies of Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe and Hafez. The two were separated by about 500 years, with Hafez dying in 1390, and Goethe in 1832. Hafez was born in the city of Shiraz, which back then(…)

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Daniel Weintraub Friendship: It’s What You Make of it

Daniel Weintraub Friendship: It’s What You Make of it

Dictionary.com defines Nepotism as “The practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs”. They say that in politics, it’s who you know. and throughout history, those “who know” have given inumerable profits to connected figures. This is true whether they be business-people, politicians, diplomats, family, friends,(…)

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The Growth of Neoliberalism

The Growth of Neoliberalism

It is clear to see what Neoliberalism has done to social dynamics in America. Yes, Tremendous economic growth has occurred over the past several hundred years. But Neoliberalism itself is responsible for more harm than than good, and should we even call it “growth” if the richest 1% of Americans own more of the nation’s(…)

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Daniel Weintraub’s Friendship Resolution

Daniel Weintraub’s Friendship Resolution

WHEREAS, Friendship exceeds all other means of promoting social harmony and societal cohesion.   WHEREAS, Friendship is blind to differences of class, race, gender, sexuality, religion, and all other means of separation.   WHEREAS. Friendship, when promoted at an early age, shields children from the biases of their parents   WHEREAS, Friendship, more than anything(…)

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Daniel Weintraub: A New System of Friendship

Daniel Weintraub: A New System of Friendship

Daniel Weintraub   There are many reasons why friendship should be at the forefront of our social life, and our moral values. Friendship is a moral paradigm; “A way of thinking, way of acting, and way of feeling” It affects, and is affected by all three, and therefore would constitute a moral paradigm. Stated more(…)

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Common/Uncommon Ground in Friendship

Common/Uncommon Ground in Friendship

Daniel Weintraub   While it may take over a lifetime to define friendship, there are certain tenets that friendship scholars tend to hold on to. Is friendship about being together? Finding oneself? Finding one another? Well, yes and no, depending on where one draws their sources from. I will argue that Confucian, Hindu, Zoroastrian, Roman,(…)

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Daniel Weintraub: The Role of Friendship in Plato and Aristotle

Daniel Weintraub: The Role of Friendship in Plato and Aristotle

    Classical philosophers like Plato and Aristotle have contributed indelibly to political philosophy. To dissect the political values of these great thinkers, one must first look at the context with which they lived. Society in Hellenic Greece was heavily based on friendship. As a matter of fact, no other historical period emphasized friendship quite(…)

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