David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 61 (3):131 - 150 (2007)
In this article, I offer a brief account of some of Kierkegaard’s key concerns about friendship: its “preferential” nature and its being a form of self-love. Kierkegaard’s endorsement of the ancient idea of the friend as “second self” involves a common but misguided assumption: that friendship depends largely upon likeness between friends. This focus obscures a vitally important element, highlighted by the so-called “drawing” view of friendship. Once this is emphasized, we can see a significant aspect - though by no means all - of Kierkegaard’s worry as misplaced. However, the “drawing” view also enables us to begin to see what a “Kierkegaardian” friendship might look like.
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
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
Aristotle (2002). Nicomachean Ethics. Courier Dover Publications.
Aristotle (1984). The Complete Works of Aristotle: The Revised Oxford Translation. Princeton University Press.
Rick Anthony Furtak (2006). Wisdom in Love: Kierkegaard and the Ancient Quest for Emotional Integrity. Ars Disputandi 6:1566-5399.
Evans C. Stephen (2004). Kierkegaard's Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Obligations. Oxford University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
John Lippitt (2009). True Self-Love and True Self-Sacrifice. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 66 (3):125-138.
John Lippitt (2012). Kierkegaard and the Problem of Special Relationships: Ferreira, Krishek and the 'God Filter'. [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 72 (3):177-197.
Similar books and articles
Robert C. Miner (2010). Nietzsche on Friendship. Journal of Nietzsche Studies 40:47-69.
Dean Cocking & Jeanette Kennett (1998). Friendship and the Self. Ethics 108 (3):502-527.
Bennett W. Helm (2008). Friendship. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Sharon Krishek (2008). Two Forms of Love: The Problem of Preferential Love in Kierkegaard's Works of Love. Journal of Religious Ethics 36 (4):595-617.
Blair McDonald (2009). Friendship's Future: Derrida's Promising Thought. Derrida Today 2 (2):210-221.
Barbro Fröding & Martin Peterson (2012). Why Virtual Friendship is No Genuine Friendship. Ethics and Information Technology 14 (3):201-207.
Dean Cocking & Jeanette Kennett (2000). Friendship and Moral Danger. Journal of Philosophy 97 (5):278-296.
Joyce L. Jenkins (1999). The Advantages of Civic Friendship. Journal of Philosophical Research 24:459-471.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads54 ( #90,315 of 1,924,682 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #417,767 of 1,924,682 )
How can I increase my downloads?