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Friendship Painting

Friendship Painting

My watercolor painting is a portrait of our class! I painted it outside after class on Tuesday with some of my friends in Wilder Bowl. I really enjoy bringing out my water colors on sunny afternoons. Although I’m not a great artist by any means, it really makes me happy and relaxed to paint. I(…)

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Friendship as told by Ferris Bueller

Friendship as told by Ferris Bueller

When I was a kid, we only had a dozen or so DVDs, and in the age where Netflix movies took up to a week to arrive, those DVDs were viewed over and over again. My favorite was Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, a John Hughes’ film released in 1986. It is the story of a(…)

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The Good Samaritan Friend

The Good Samaritan Friend

Recently, I read an article about abortion that used a story from the Bible to justify why women should be allowed to terminate their pregnancies. Enduring a complicated pregnancy for the sake of the life of an unborn child is exhibiting the qualities a “Splendid Samaritan” in the opinion of Thomson. In her essay, “A(…)

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Friendship and “Important Issues”

Friendship and “Important Issues”

In her paper “Amity Update: The Academic Debate on Friendship” Devere promotes the concept of friendship as a model fro social and political interaction, emphasizing the idea that invoking friendship as a model might illuminate issues related to communication, citizenship, international relations, ethnic and cultural identity, peace and conflict.  She begins her paper saying, “Studies(…)

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Friendship with a Ruthless God

Friendship with a Ruthless God

God as He is depicted in the Bible, especially throughout the Old Testament, is seen as a wholly merciless being. On multiple accounts, God kills and tortures the innocent, asks of incomprehensible feats and favors, and devices seemingly unfair agendas against humanity. Some of the most famous Biblical stories feature God wreaking havoc against man(…)

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Growth and Prosperity by Friendship

Growth and Prosperity by Friendship

Noa Lewis February 16, 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? The Epic of Gilgamesh (ca 2800 BCE) is a story about immortality, conquest, the Babylonian King Gilgamesh, and his best friend Enkidu. The story begins with(…)

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