I am not going to confine my discussion here to friendship, but wish to talk about the nature and implications of the emotion(s) that both love and good/strong friendship involve. My hope is to be able to illuminate the topic of friendship, but to do so by placing friendship within the context or topic of close relationships generally. Most philosophers recognize that emotion is important to these relationships, but they haven’t, I think, seen how all of this bears on issues of human rationality and early human development. And that is what I shall be speaking about here.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Thinking about Friendship: Historical and Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2012|
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