Ancient and Medieval Concepts of Friendship by Suzanne Stern-Gillet, SJ, Gary M. Gurtler

By Suzanne Stern-Gillet, SJ, Gary M. Gurtler

Charts the phases of the historical past of friendship as a philosophical inspiration within the Western international.

concentrating on Plato and Aristotle, the Stoics and Epicureans, and early Christian and Medieval resources, Ancient and Medieval thoughts of Friendship brings jointly exams of alternative philosophical debts of friendship. This quantity sketches the evolution of the idea from historic beliefs of friendship utilizing strictly to relationships among males of excessive social place to Christian recommendations 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 e-book concludes with essays interpreting how this complicated history used to be obtained in the course of the Enlightenment, having a look specifically to Immanuel Kant and Friedrich Hölderlin

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