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10 thoughts on “On Friendship

  1. says:

    This is one of those rare philosophy books that s approachable for philosophers and non philosophers alike, is incredibly insightful, and the really hard part for academics these days a delight to read Nehamas has a deceptively light touch, but he s doing nothing less than taking down Aristotle and the prevailing Western interpretation of friendship from Classical Antiquity to the 21st century, using a handful of carefully selected personal anecdotes and incisive readings of artistic works H This is one of those rare philosophy books that s approachable for philosophers and non philosophers alike, is incredibly insightful, and the really hard part for academics these days a delight to read Nehamas has a deceptively light touch, but he s doing nothing less than taking down Aristotle and the prevailing Western interpretation of friendship from Classical Antiquity to the 21st century, using a handful of carefully selected personal anecdotes and incisive readings of artistic works His two fold thesis that we love the ineffable essence...


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    Nehamas deserves credit for writing as well as he does on so many different philosophers and subjects, which is a rare thing among academic philosophers, but this book isn t about friendship.This book is actually about how aesthetic theories of life that move beyond morality, especially Aristotle s type of morality, better explain this subjective love called friendship Nehamas hopes to take down Aristotle and larger the tradition that sees friendship as which Aristotle represents This large Nehamas deserves credit for writing as well as he does on so many different philosophers and subjects, which is a rare thing among academic philosophers, but this book isn t about friendship.This book is actually about how aesthetic theories of life that move beyond morality, especially Aristotle s type of morality, better explain this subjective love called friendship Nehamas hopes to take down Aristotle and larger the tradition that sees friendship as which Aristotle represents This larger tradition is practically all of Greco Roman philosophy Big task.To this end, Nehemas relies on Nietzche, Foucault, and Montaigne The Montaigne famous ...


  3. says:

    I really liked a lot of what Nehamas had to say about friendship, and find myself agreeing with a large portion of the sort of phenomenological structure of friendship he describes That said, I am uncertain whether I agree with him about all the phenomenological aspects of friendship I suspect I have a less intimate or emotional feeling towards my friends than he does However, I may certainly be wrong and will consider his arguments further I will additionally note that this book was written I really liked a lot of what Nehamas had to say about friendship, and find myself agreeing with a large portion of the sort of phenomenological structure of friendship he describes That said, I am uncertain whether I agree with...


  4. says:

    This book topic intrigued me possibly because I find the idea of friendship as one that is hard to pin down, why two people click with each other when with others you might never feel a close connection I think it helps me understand the spiritual a little , because a close friendship seems like one that forms connections in a somewhat spiritual way Alexander Nehamas explores the ideas in this book from a series of lectures that he gave on the topic He uses ancient history and different w This book topic intrigued me possibly because I find the idea of friendship as one that is hard to pin down, why two people click with each other when with others you might never feel a close connection I think it helps me understand the spiritual a little , because a close friendship seems like one that forms connections in a somewhat spiritual way Alexander Nehamas explores the ideas in this book f...


  5. says:

    This book changed how I view my friendships Drawing from personal experience, art, and philosophy, Nehamas tackles the question, why are our friends our friends What draws us to them Why do we consider a person worthy of our friendship At what point do we consider a toxic friendship toxic Can a person who we consider a bad person, be a good friend After reading this book, I became fascinated by my own friendships, and what they reflect about my personal values Definitely worth your time This book changed how I view my friendships Drawing from perso...


  6. says:

    An interesting read He had some excellent points, specifically about Christianity and friendship I didn t agree with everything he had to say, but worth reading regardless.


  7. says:

    A book that begs for a second and third read Lovely.


  8. says:

    second half is great


  9. says:

    I really enjoyed this eminently readable book, the half dozen or so central ideas in which circle around enough times for them to stick Nehamas did make me wonder, however, whether I actually have any friends He partially rejects Aristotle s idealistic definition of friend...


  10. says:

    Princeton professor Alexander Nehamas gives perhaps the finest synopsis of the philosophical foundations of friendship that has ever been published Beginning with Aristotle, Nehamas takes us on a chronological journey through the philosophical examinations of the various forms of friendship, taking us right up to the present, all the while interspersed with analyses of his own personal friendships Nehamas himself sums up his thesis best Despite their double face, however, no...


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On Friendship 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 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.

  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • On Friendship
  • Alexander Nehamas
  • 24 February 2017
  • 0465082920

About the Author: Alexander Nehamas

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