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On friendship, Alexander Nehamas

Label
On friendship
Title
On friendship
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Nehamas
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Offers a philosophical account of the phenomenon of friendship, looking at its value in living a good life, some of the potential pitfalls and moral difficulties associated with it, and how our friends profoundly affect who we are
  • "Friends are a constant feature of our lives, yet friendship itself is difficult to define. Even Michel de Montaigne, author of the seminal essay "Of Friendship," found it nearly impossible to account for the great friendship of his life. Why is something so commonplace and universal so hard to grasp? What is it about the nature of friendship that proves so elusive? In On Friendship, the acclaimed philosopher Alexander Nehamas launches an original and far-ranging investigation of friendship. Exploring the long history of philosophical thinking on the subject, from Aristotle to Emerson and beyond, and drawing on examples from literature, art, drama, and his own life, Nehamas shows that for centuries, friendship was as much a public relationship as it was a private one--inseparable from politics and commerce, favors and perks. Now that it is more firmly in the private realm, Nehamas holds, close friendship is central to the good life. Profound and affecting, On Friendship sheds light on why we love our friends--and how they determine who we are, and who we might become."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nehamas, Alexander
Dewey number
177/.62
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1533.F8
LC item number
N44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Friendship
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Friendship
  • Friendship
Label
On friendship, Alexander Nehamas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A friend is another self": Aristotelian foundations -- "A sort of secession": the emergence of modern friendship -- A structure of the soul: friendship and the arts -- "And so on": why do we love our friends? -- "No sense of humor": a friendship breaks down -- The good of friendship
Control code
ocn927141359
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780465082926
Lccn
2015041476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026038553
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465082926
  • (OCoLC)927141359
Label
On friendship, Alexander Nehamas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A friend is another self": Aristotelian foundations -- "A sort of secession": the emergence of modern friendship -- A structure of the soul: friendship and the arts -- "And so on": why do we love our friends? -- "No sense of humor": a friendship breaks down -- The good of friendship
Control code
ocn927141359
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780465082926
Lccn
2015041476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026038553
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465082926
  • (OCoLC)927141359

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