Aristotle and Friendship Argumentative Essay

Aristotle and Friendship
An argumentative paper on Aristotle's view on friendship.
# 4183 | 850 words | 3 sources | 2000 | US
Published on May 04, 2002 in English (Argument) , Philosophy (General)

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This paper discusses Aristotle's analysis of friendship. The author discusses three types of friendship: a useful friendship, a pleasurable friendship and true friendship. These belong to two aspects of friendship: character friendship and advantage friendship. Included are examples.

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"It is argued that there are three branches of friendship: (1) doing favors for each other, (2) using each other for pleasure, and (3) true friendship. These branches belong to the two characteristics of friendship, which are character friendship and advantage friendship. Character friendship belongs to or is related to civic relations because it requires citizens to have active goodwill toward each other."

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