Amicably Deceived

Philosophical Papers 45 (1-2):133-158 (2016)
Abstract
A widely accepted thesis in the philosophy of friendship is what I call "the self-knowledge thesis," which says that good friendship is essentially such as to conduce to self-knowledge. I argue in this paper that the self-knowledge thesis is false. Good friendship need not conduce to self-knowledge, for it is part of the nature and value of friendship that it might lead us to form false beliefs about ourselves.
Keywords Friendship  Self-knowledge  Deception
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DOI 10.1080/05568641.2016.1188544
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