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Friendship in the Workplace: My Experience Working at the Cat in the Cream (FINAL PAPER)

Friendship in the Workplace: My Experience Working at the Cat in the Cream (FINAL PAPER)

From the Fall Semester of 2017 until Spring Semester of 2019 I worked at the Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse at Oberlin College. I had previously been to many shows at the Cat and enjoyed them all immensely, not only for the artists that performed but for the warm and welcoming environment that was created(…)

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Nehamas’s On Friendship

Nehamas’s On Friendship

Alexander Nehamas’s On Friendship is a compelling modern analysis of Aristotelian concepts of friendship and applies such analyses to current artistic works of multiple disciplines including film and theater. He also uses the ideas of Michel de Montaigne asserting the presence of the phenomenon of friendship as a human necessity. Through applying traditional philosophical concepts(…)

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Neoliberalism’s Impact on Civic Friendship

Neoliberalism’s Impact on Civic Friendship

Civic friendship has increasingly relied on neoliberalism over time, resulting in a skewed outlook of how communities (whether it be neighborhoods, cities, countries, nations, etc.) should form relationships with one another. In order to promote friendship beyond a personal level, there needs to be an understanding of how gender and class play into our cultural(…)

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Ella’s Friendship Resolution

Ella’s Friendship Resolution

WHEREAS, a culture of promoting friendship is necessary in maintaining a happy, healthy, and ethical community; and   WHEREAS, friendship can mend conflicts to inspire the creation of new relationships with people who holding common interests, identities and/or experiences; and   WHEREAS, friendship helps establish solidarity between people of different identities to develop a mutual(…)

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Friendship’s Role in Developing Morality

Friendship’s Role in Developing Morality

Ella Donnelly-Wright RELG 274 Response Paper #3 Michael Mitias’s Friendship: A Central Moral Value outlines his major outlooks on friendship as a “paradigm,” which he defines as, “A general way, or pattern, of behaving…of thinking, feeling, and acting in a domain of human experience, such as art, religion, politics, business, society, morality, education, or science”(…)

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Friendship in Religious Philosophy

Friendship in Religious Philosophy

Ella Donnelly-Wright RELG 274 3/4/19 Friendship in political philosophy is most commonly discussed in the framework of determining whether it is a utility or a virtue. In religious philosophy this is also a common debate, with the addition of analyzing friendship and how it plays into one’s role in the spiritual world. Some religions frame(…)

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Ella Donnelly-Wright: The Role of Friendship for Political Philosophers

Ella Donnelly-Wright: The Role of Friendship for Political Philosophers

Plato and Aristotle present unique ideas about the numerous roles that friendship takes on in political philosophy. They present their own contributions to political philosophy by showing the various forms of friendship that emerge out of differing intentions and goals of political figures. While Plato and Aristotle each have differing definitions of friendship, they both(…)

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