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Friendship, A.C. Grayling

Label
Friendship
Title
Friendship
Statement of responsibility
A.C. Grayling
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What is the nature of friendship, and what is its significance in our lives? How has friendship changed since the ancient Greeks began to analyze it, and how has modern technology altered its very definition? In this fascinating exploration of friendship through the ages, the author, a philosopher tracks historical ideas of friendship, gathers a diversity of friendship stories from the annals of myth and literature, and provides unexpected insights into our friends, ourselves, and the role of friendships in an ethical life. Here the author roves the rich traditions of friendship in literature, culture, art and philosophy, bringing into his discussion familiar pairs as well as unfamiliar, including Achilles and Patroclus, David and Jonathan, Coleridge and Wordsworth, Huck Finn and Jim. He lays out major philosophical interpretations of friendship, then offers his own take, drawing on personal experiences and an acute awareness of vast cultural shifts that have occurred. He addresses Internet-based friendship, contemporary mixed gender friendships, how friendships may supersede family relationships, one's duty within friendship, the idea of friendship to humanity, and other topics of universal interest -- From book jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Grayling, A. C
Dewey number
177/.62
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1533.F8
LC item number
G625 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Vices and virtues
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Friendship
Label
Friendship, A.C. Grayling
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ideas. The Lysis and Symposium ; The classic statement: Aristotle ; Cicero De amicitia ; Christianity and friendship ; Renaissance friendship ; From Enlightenment back to the Roman Republic. -- Legends. Excursus: friendship illustrated. -- Experiences. Friendship viewed ; Friendship examined ; The two claims
Control code
ocn844731533
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 229 pages
Isbn
9780300175356
Lccn
2013021868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1656661
  • (OCoLC)844731533
Label
Friendship, A.C. Grayling
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ideas. The Lysis and Symposium ; The classic statement: Aristotle ; Cicero De amicitia ; Christianity and friendship ; Renaissance friendship ; From Enlightenment back to the Roman Republic. -- Legends. Excursus: friendship illustrated. -- Experiences. Friendship viewed ; Friendship examined ; The two claims
Control code
ocn844731533
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 229 pages
Isbn
9780300175356
Lccn
2013021868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1656661
  • (OCoLC)844731533

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