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Friendship and Sol Lewitt

Friendship and Sol Lewitt

Sol Lewitt’s 49 Three-Part Variations on Three Different Kinds of Cubes is a great example of the expression of friendship in art, particularly abstract art. At first glance, the piece looks strange – it is a collection of three-dimensional, white structures arranged in rows on the floor. But actually, it encompasses a lot of the basic(…)

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Friendship at Home and Abroad

Friendship at Home and Abroad

As Aristotle states, “in a society of friends, there is no need for justice but in a society of justice, there is still need for friends.” Today, it seems as if we are all too focused on justice, on creating order and punishing those who do wrong, rather than actually embracing each other. Not only(…)

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Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Why Can’t We Be Friends?

In the United States, the recent wave of protectionism, neo-nationalism, and populism is undeniable. That became especially evident and prevalent during the presidential election of 2016. Now, our current president proudly chants the phrase “America First” and ran on a policy of the elimination of immigrant rights and destruction of our most basic institutions; and(…)

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Relying on Friendship: Why Hellenic Values of Friendship Should Return to Post-Modern Life

Relying on Friendship: Why Hellenic Values of Friendship Should Return to Post-Modern Life

As Clement Akran put it in his piece on Martin Buber’s I-Thou theory, “A Critical Review of Martin Buber’s I and Thou, in light of Christian theology and Capitalism,” the nature of human existence is relational. As a species, we rely upon and are naturally drawn towards relationships with each other. But Michael Mitias, a(…)

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Friendship Across Faith

Friendship Across Faith

It is easy to spot the differences between religions. In fact, not only is it easy, but it also often something that people seek out. Humans tend to feel a strong connection to their religion, or secularism, and then try to prove that it is the best. It is harder to find connections when they(…)

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