Abstract
This philosophical and sociological look at friendship and happiness begins with a review of Aristotle's three categories of friendship--friends of utility, friends of pleasure and friends of the good. Modern variations--casual friends, close friends, best friends--are described, along with the growing phenomena of virtual friendships and cyber socialization in the Internet age. Inspired in part by Bertrand Russell's The Conquest of Happiness, the authors propose that conquering unhappiness is key to achieving the self-satisfaction Russell called zest and Aristotle called eudaimonia or thriving by our own efforts. -Publisher description.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 58,398
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Aristotle on the Good of Virtue-Friendship.D. N. Schroeder - 1992 - History of Political Thought 13 (2):203.
Aristotle on Love and Friendship.Corinne Gartner - 2017 - In Christopher Bobonich (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Ethics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pp. 143-163.
What is Friendship?Uri D. Leibowitz - 2018 - Disputatio 10 (49):97-117.
Contemplative Friendship in Nicomachean Ethics.Daniel P. Maher - 2012 - Review of Metaphysics 65 (4):765-794.
The Philosophical Case for Robot Friendship.John Danaher - forthcoming - Journal of Posthuman Studies.
Could an Egoist Be a Friend?Joe Mintoff - 2006 - American Philosophical Quarterly 43 (2):101 - 118.
Other Selves.Efren A. Alverio - 2010 - Kritike 4 (1):199-218.
Aristotelian Friendship: Self-Love and Moral Rivalry.Anne Marie Dziob - 1993 - Review of Metaphysics 46 (4):781 - 801.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2019-08-06

Total views
8 ( #952,684 of 2,420,552 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
4 ( #192,111 of 2,420,552 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes