The Philosophy of Friendship

  • Authors
  • Mark┬áVernon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Mark Vernon
    Pages 11-28
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    Pages 29-49
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    Pages 50-71
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    Pages 72-92
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    Pages 93-118
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    Pages 119-144
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 165-179

About this book


In this new accessible philosophy of friendship, Mark Vernon links the resources of the philosophical tradition with numerous illustrations from modern culture to ask what friendship is, how it relates to sex, work, politics and spirituality. Unusually, he argues that Plato and Nietzsche, as much as Aristotle and Aelred, should be put centre stage. Their penetrating and occasionally tough insights are invaluable if friendship is to be a full, not merely sentimental, way of life for today.

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