By Suzanne Stern-Gillet,Gary M. Gurtler

Charts the levels of the heritage of friendship as a philosophical proposal within the Western world.

Focusing on Plato and Aristotle, the Stoics and Epicureans, and early Christian and Medieval resources, Ancient and Medieval recommendations of Friendship brings jointly exams of alternative philosophical money owed of friendship. This quantity sketches the evolution of the concept that from old beliefs of friendship employing strictly to relationships among males of excessive social place to Christian suggestions that deal with friendship as appropriate to all yet are involved mainly with the soul’s relation to God—and that ascribe a secondary prestige to human relationships. The publication concludes with essays analyzing how this advanced historical past used to be acquired in the course of the Enlightenment, having a look particularly to Immanuel Kant and Friedrich Hölderlin.

“…the association and selection of subject material will tremendously serve students attracted to the improvement of theories of friendship in addition to the background of this dialogue within the classical and post-classical world.” — Scripta Classica Israelica

Suzanne Stern-Gillet is Professor of historical Philosophy on the collage of Bolton and Honorary study Fellow within the division of Classics and historical historical past on the college of Manchester. She is the writer of Aristotle’s Philosophy of Friendship, additionally released by means of SUNY Press.

Gary M. Gurtler, S.J. is affiliate Professor of Philosophy at Boston collage. he's the writer of Plotinus: The event of Unity.

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