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The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Friendship

Edited by: Diane Jeske

Print publication date:  September  2022
Online publication date:  September  2022

Print ISBN: 9780367440022
eBook ISBN: 9781003007012
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The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Friendship is a superb compilation of chapters that explore the history, major topics, and controversies in philosophical work on friendship. It gives both the advanced scholar and the novice in the field an overview and also an in-depth exploration of the connections between friendship and the history of philosophy, morality, practical rationality, value theory, and interpersonal relationships more generally.

The Handbook consists of 31 newly commissioned chapters by an international slate of contributors, and is divided into six sections:
I. Historical Perspectives
II. Who Can Be Our Friends?
III. Friendship and Other Relationships
IV. The Value and Rationality of Friendship
V. Friendship, Morality, and Virtue
VI. New Issues in Philosophy of Friendship

This volume is essential reading not only for anyone interested in the philosophical questions involving friendship, but also for anyone interested in related topics such as love, sex, moral duties, the good life, the nature of rationality, interpersonal and interspecies relationships, and the nature of the person.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Friendship in the Confucian Tradition Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Plato's Erotic Friendships Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Aristotle on the Nature and Value of Friendship Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Stoics and Augustine on Friendship and Altruism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Kantian Friendship Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Mary Wollstonecraft on “That Simple Food” of Friendship Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Friendship between Children Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Physician as Friend to the Patient Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Can Parents and their Children be Friends? Download PDF
Chapter  10:  God and Redemptive Friendship Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Friendship and Citizenship Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Animals in our Living Rooms Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Friendship and Family Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Friendship Love and Romantic Love Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Friendship and Marriage Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Friendship and Self-Interest Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Friendship and the Personal Good Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Value of Friendship Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Friendship and Practical Reason Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Friendship and Epistemic PartialitY Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Epistemic Partiality and Value Commitments Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Consequentialism and Friendship Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Partiality to Friends Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Friendship and Special Obligations Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Are You a Good Friend? Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Friendship and Loyalty Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Friendship and Exploitation Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Friendship and Personal Identity Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Friends-with-Benefits Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Friendship and Social Media Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Friendship and Feminist Values in Film Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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