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RP 6

RP 6

In the process of institutionalizing friendship, I think it would be very hard to start with government or state-based institutions. While those institutions should be included in the ultimate implementation of friendship on a national/international level, I think we must begin at an educational level. Starting in schools, we should educate children on the foundation(…)

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Friendship in Art

Friendship in Art

In the film Finding Nemo, a young Clown Fish (Nemo) gets separated from his father (Marlin) off the Great Barrier Reef by a scuba-diving dentist looking to expand his office aquarium. Marlin, a widowed father, is determined to find and rescue his son — even at the risk of his own life. As we see(…)

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RP 5: Friendship Festival

RP 5: Friendship Festival

Reflections on Friendship Festival 2018   In lieu of a traditional response paper for #5, I will reflect on the Friendship Festival of 2018 that occurred this past Sunday, April 8, in the Root Room. I will discuss my role in the planning and execution of the festival, as well as my ruminations on friendship(…)

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RP 4

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? I thoroughly enjoyed our class discussions on friendship in politics last week. Due to the rise of populism across the Western world, questions(…)

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RP 3

RP 3

In looking at Mitias’ five eras of Western history, I am intrigued by the movement from Hellenic to Contemporary modes of living. While Hellenic and Hellenistic eras emphasize the essence of good as integral to individual salvation, Medieval and Modern eras put emphasis on the state, hierarchy, power dynamics, and a reverence either for religion(…)

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RP #2: Knowing yourself through your friends

RP #2: Knowing yourself through your friends

Megan Cox RELG 274 Friendship 2 March 2018   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?   A connecting point between the Iranian, Christian, and(…)

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Response Paper 1: Friendship in Theory

Response Paper 1: Friendship in Theory

Megan Cox RELG 274 Friendship: Perspectives 15 February 2018   Response Paper 1: “Why do we Need Academic Studies of Friendship in Post-Modernity and how Revisiting Ancient Philosophers on Friendship Can Help these Studies?”   In completing the readings and participating in course discussion, I have become engrossed with the intricacies, relationships, and even inconsistencies(…)

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