The Good of Friendship

Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 110 (3pt3):267-294 (2010)
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Problems with representing friendship in painting and the novel and its more successful displays in drama reflect the fact that friends seldom act as inspiringly as traditional images of the relationship suggest: friends' activities are often trivial, commonplace and boring, sometimes even criminal. Despite all that, the philosophical tradition has generally considered friendship a moral good. I argue that it is not a moral good, but a good nonetheless. It provides opportunities to try different ways of being, and is crucial to the processes through which we establish our individuality
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9264.2010.00287.x
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