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Nancy Sherman on Friendship
A discussion of Nancy Sherman's views on friendship and loss of self.
# 124944 | 500 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Philosophy (Ancient Greek)

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The paper discusses Nancy Sherman's article on friendship and refers to the theories of Nathaniel Brandon and Laurence Thomas on that topic.

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"Nancy Sherman argues with Aristotle that good living or happiness for any individual necessarily includes the happiness of others and that shared happiness entails the rational capacity for jointly promoting common ends, as well as the capacity to identify with and coordinate separate ends. Sherman does not feel that there is anything incompatible between Aristotle's notion of a friend as an other self and a conception of the separation of individuals. In other words, Sherman acknowledges that self-sufficiency is a criterion of the good life..."

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