1st Edition

The Challenge to Friendship in Modernity

Edited By Heather Devere, Preston King Copyright 2001

    In antiquity, it was not only Aristotle who assumed the people are more to be understood in relation to one another than as individual or solitary constructs. This examination considers the changing attitudes to friendship since antiquity.

    Chapter 1 Introduction, Preston King; Chapter 2 The Role of Friendship in Aristotle’s Political Theory, Richard Mulgan; Chapter 3 Hume, Smith and Ferguson: Friendship in Commercial Society, Lisa Hill, Peter McCarthy; Chapter 4 Circles, Ladders and Stars: Nietzsche on Friendship, Ruth Abbey; Chapter 5 Martin Buber and the Ontological Crisis of Modern Man, Charles Rustin; Chapter 6 Derrida and Friendship, Fred Dallmayr; Chapter 7 The Virtue of Solitude and the Vicissitudes of Friendship, HorstHutter; Chapter 8 Reviving Greco-Roman Friendship: A Bibliographical Review, HeatherDevere;


    Preston King, Heather Devere