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Re-Imagining the Possibility of Friendship

in Philosophy and Friendship

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780748617272
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652358 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617272.003.0004
Re-Imagining the Possibility of Friendship

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This chapter examines the extent to which ethical epithets are relevant to relations between friends. It explores ideas of friendship as an ethical relationship, the moral worth of friendship and the contested place of duty, and inclination and choice within such a conception. The chapter explains that one of the challenges in discussing friendship is how we are to think of it in terms that allow us to appreciate both the personal significance of our social engagement with our friends and the morally significant dimension of that engagement.

Keywords: friends; ethical epithets; friendship; ethical relationship; social engagement

Chapter.  15377 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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