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Benefits of a Daoist Approach to Friendship in Death and Grieving

Benefits of a Daoist Approach to Friendship in Death and Grieving

Mary Brody Professor Mahallati Final Paper May 19th, 2018 One of the hardest facts of friendship to fully realize is the inevitable permanent loss of a friend through death. Losses are named as such because we feel as though an essential part of us is being stripped away indefinitely and will only be looked back(…)

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RP 6: Allen Museum Friendship Art, Friendship Institution, Friendship Resolution

Allen Museum Artwork: Four Corners by Jackie Winsor 1972 Four Corners by Jackie Winsor is a great example of minimalist modern art that alludes friendship. This sculpture is 1,500 pounds of hemp string wrapped around wooden logs. The clumps of hemp are clearly separate beings but if you look closely, you can see the connection(…)

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Friendship and Trumpist Nationalism

Friendship and Trumpist Nationalism

RP #4: Given the rising global waves of protectionism, neo-nationalism, and populist majoritarian politics resulting from the mounting tensions between neoliberal economics and globalization, how can friendship concepts help the state of domestic politics? While reading The Great Regression this week, I found myself frustrated when both Bauman’s and Porta’s chapters simply end by urging(…)

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Possibilites for the Return of Friendship

Possibilites for the Return of Friendship

RP # 3 – Michael Mitias holds that even though in Hellenic and Hellenistic periods, friendship was considered as a significant paradigm in private, social and political life, it has lost its paradigmatic status since the medieval era. In light of your recent readings and class discussions, what are your core arguments for or against(…)

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Common Friendship Is Simple

Common Friendship Is Simple

RP #2 What elements in ethics of friendship in the Iranian, Christian, Islamic and Secular traditions may establish a linchpin between them? In other words What are the common conceptual grounds of friendship in the above perspectives? I specifically chose to take this course because often religious differences seem like the great barrier that prevent(…)

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Response Paper #1-Mary Brody-Need for Friendship Academia

Response Paper #1-Mary Brody-Need for Friendship Academia

The only way to successfully use friendship as a function of peacemaking is attempting to grasp the elements of actual philia entirely, and it’s role over time, through many philosophical lenses. The academic studies of friendship are not that useful if the objective of the academia is to simply understand the complexities and definitions friendship(…)

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