Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle

Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle

eBook - 1997
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This book explores for the first time an idea common to both Plato and Aristotle: although people are separate, their lives need not be; one person's life may overflow into another's, so that helping someone else is a way of serving oneself. Price considers how this idea unites the philosophers' treatments of love and friendship (which are otherwise very different), and demonstrates that this view of love and friendship, applied not only to personal relationships, but also to the household and even the city-state, promises to resolve the old dichotomy between egoism and altruism.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997, ©1989
ISBN: 9780585156989
9780191586613
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 286 ; 22 cm)
Additional Contributors: EBSCOhost (Online service)

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