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Incorporating Friendship as a Virtue is Necessary for the Future of the Planet

Incorporating Friendship as a Virtue is Necessary for the Future of the Planet

In Friendship: A Central Moral Value, Michael Mitias traces friendship across ancient and contemporary cultures through the lens of moral paradigm. In the second half of the book, he discusses the shift that occurred during the Renaissance that lay the groundwork for the moral and cultural paradigm of modern times. Mitias explains the reasons why(…)

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Finding commonalities between six different traditions

Finding commonalities between six different traditions

In any collection of six philosophies on friendship — or any subject, for that matter — there are sure to be varying ideas. There is even dissent within each perspective. Take Confucianism, for example: The three major texts (Mengzi, Xunzi, and Kongzi) disagree on the fundamental characteristics of human nature. However, ancient cultures often borrowed(…)

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Giselle Glaspie: Friendship According to Plato and Aristotle

Giselle Glaspie: Friendship According to Plato and Aristotle

If I understand the assignment correctly, this response paper is an opportunity for me to share my reactions to the class readings and discussions. I must admit, therefore, that the prompt for this paper is somewhat confusing to me. Can I consider the assigned readings on Plato and Aristotle to be their political philosophies? Are(…)

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