This volume honors the Rev. Professor James McEvoy on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. The theory of friendship, which has been one of McEvoy's major fields of research and publication, used to be at the heart of the philosophical project, and indissociable from it. For Socrates, philosophy was possible only as the pursuit of wisdom, virtue, and beauty in a community of friends engaged in an "erotic" quest for the good. The present volume wants to make a contribution to the recovery of the friendship theme in its central importance to philosophy. It contains eighteen contributions by colleagues and pupils of Professor McEvoy from three different continents, who approach the topics of friendship, love, and charity from a variety of different angles. Several contributions are devoted to the theory of friendship in ancient and medieval thought, including its Christian appropriation. Others analyze friendship in modern and contemporary philosophy, while two contributors introduce cross-cultural perspectives (Hinduism and traditional African thought). This volume will help to throw into higher relief the importance of the philosophy of friendship, as well as stimulating further discussion on this intriguing topic.
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sentido de la vida y amistad
Reconciling the Classical
Tyranny and the Recess of Friendship
The Rhetoric of
Good Friends or Bad Friends? The Amicitia of Boncom
What Both the Bad and the Good Bring to Friendships
Friendship in St Augustine and in Igbo Traditional Thought
Buridan et 1amitie
Clement dAlexandrie et la cpiXia chretienne
Peter Lombards Thesis on Charity
Thomas Aquinas on Preferential Love
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