Comrades or Friends? On Friendship in the Armed Forces

Journal of Military Ethics 6 (4):280-291 (2007)


This article discusses the difference between comradeship, brotherhood, and friendship in a military context. The difference between these bonds will be made clear with the help of the story of Achilles and Patroclus, poems of the war poets, and Aristotle's books on friendship in the Ethica Nicomachea, amplified with insightful reflections on this classical text by several present-day philosophers

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Aristotle and the Philosophy of Friendship.Markus Woerner - 2003 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 6 (4):461-463.
Friendship and the Moral Life.Paul J. Wadell - 1989 - University of Notre Dame Press.

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