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The Philosophy of Friendship

The Philosophy of Friendship Mark Vernon links the resources of the philosophical tradition with numerous illustrations from modern culture to ask what friendship is and how it relates to sex work politics and spirituality Unus

  • Title: The Philosophy of Friendship
  • Author: Mark Vernon
  • ISBN: 9781403948748
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mark Vernon links the resources of the philosophical tradition with numerous illustrations from modern culture to ask what friendship is and 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 center stage Their penetrating and occasionally tough insights are invaluable if frMark Vernon links the resources of the philosophical tradition with numerous illustrations from modern culture to ask what friendship is and 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 center 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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    1. I read this book a while ago. Mark Vernon provides a comprehensive, practical and philosophical overview of the nature and practice of friendship from ancient times through to the present.


    2. The title is a fascinating idea. Mostly, Mark Vernon's views are hidden behind quoting famous philosophers. Mark's book is about passionate friendship. It's a very male orientated book, with women only really coming in at the end. I was unsure about the way he presented homosexuality in men and women, and if it is affirmed.It could feel quite pessimistic (eg the first chapter on work friendships being about need and commodity) but there was a pervading interesting idea: that of romantic friendsh [...]


    3. Very nicely structured book.Extremely informative first few chapters for a common man like me who has seen my far share of utilitarian friendships but never really understood why.Last few chapters got into the spirituality/philosophy of friendship that was a tad too heavy for my liking. But once I got through that, it was a pretty rewarding experience.For those who don't like the circularity of Philosophy but nonetheless like the explore or understand certain worldly issues that concern us, this [...]


    4. There is definite value in here but possibly more high level analysis than relatable thoughts and ideas. It's less pop-philosophy and more "here's my thesis, professor". I'd recommend it to those who are wanting to learn more about the subject, but don't expect a page turner.


    5. Oft refers to the writings and opinions of the philosophers of Ancient Greece - primarily Plato - as well as Nietzsche and authors of contemporary research structured by types of friendships from those with co-workers to that shared by lovers.


    6. Now available as the Meaning of Friendship. Was glad this was chosen for my small group. It was very interesting, both for history and contemplation about what it means to be and have a friend. Great book to read as a group.



    7. Great readable guide to the history of the philosophy of friendship and how philosophers talk about friendship. Highly recommended for P4C practitioners.



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