On friendship

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New York : Basic Books, [2016].
First edition.
9780465082926, 0465082920
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vii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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New York : Basic Books, [2016].
First edition.
9780465082926, 0465082920


Includes bibliographical references and index.
Offers a philosophical account of the phenomenon of friendship, looking at its value in living a good life, some of the potential pitfalls and moral difficulties associated with it, and how our friends profoundly affect who we are.
"Friends are a constant feature of our lives, yet friendship itself is difficult to define. Even Michel de Montaigne, author of the seminal essay "Of Friendship," found it nearly impossible to account for the great friendship of his life. Why is something so commonplace and universal so hard to grasp? What is it about the nature of friendship that proves so elusive? In On Friendship, the acclaimed philosopher Alexander Nehamas launches an original and far-ranging investigation of friendship. Exploring the long history of philosophical thinking on the subject, from Aristotle to Emerson and beyond, and drawing on examples from literature, art, drama, and his own life, Nehamas shows that for centuries, friendship was as much a public relationship as it was a private one--inseparable from politics and commerce, favors and perks. Now that it is more firmly in the private realm, Nehamas holds, close friendship is central to the good life. Profound and affecting, On Friendship sheds light on why we love our friends--and how they determine who we are, and who we might become."--Publisher's description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Nehamas, A. (2016). On friendship (First edition.). Basic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nehamas, Alexander, 1946-. 2016. On Friendship. Basic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nehamas, Alexander, 1946-. On Friendship Basic Books, 2016.

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Nehamas, Alexander. On Friendship First edition., Basic Books, 2016.

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