Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle

Oxford University Press (1989)

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Anthony Price
Birkbeck College
Abstract
This book explores for the first time an idea common to both Plato and Aristotle: although people are separate, their lives need not be; one person's life may overflow into another's, so that helping someone else is a way of serving oneself. Price considers how this idea unites the philosophers' treatments of love and friendship (which are otherwise very different), and demonstrates that this view of love and friendship, applied not only to personal relationships, but also to the household and even the city-state, promises to resolve the old dichotomy between egoism and altruism.
Keywords Love History  Friendship History
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Reprint years 1990
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Call number BD436.P75 1989
ISBN(s) 0198248997   9780198248996  
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