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    Aristotle extensively examines the stability of the three types of friendship in Nicomachean Ethics. “Friendship has three species, corresponding to the three objects of love. For each of love has a corresponding type of mutual loving, combined with awareness of it” (Aristotle, 121). The first two types of friendship, utility and pleasure, are relatively fragile. These types of friendships are only good for as long as our wants and desires remain the same. Once they change it affects what we find useful or pleasurable leaving the friendship prone to dissolution. For instance, a person visits the same hair salon every month. However, a newer and better hair salon has opened offering services for a more affordable price. The friendship built…

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson establishes in his essay what friendship looks and feels like. With the quote, “The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.” it is easy to see what Emerson believes is a true friendship. Today, some people think that the amount of likes on a picture determines a friendship. Though someone may have many friends on social media, that does not mean they are true friends or even friends at all. Real friendships , whether they are planned or…

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    Mothers ' Love This is the story of three friends who lived in a beautiful kingdom not of this world. In this heavenly realm were glorious gardens of fragrant flowers, strong trees and singing brooks. There were many children who spent their days running and playing together in the garden. The Keeper of The Garden, also known as Father, knew all of his children who lived there. On day he came to the three friends while they were playing happily together. He called each of them by name and…

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    A Letter that Taught Me the Truth Letters from A Time Ago As it would be, many letters have been written – each one with its own style – as they were related to conflict or growth. So let this letter not be one of repetition. Rather let it be a reminder of what we once had – a love so innocent no beauty could compare to thee. How may I remind of the choices we made to defy? We created a new friendship that began to sway into a romance that is nothing more than an attraction of beauty. How may…

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    According to Aristotle in his The Nicomachean Ethics, there are several different types of friendships, each with their own qualities, motives, and products. Aristotle defines the different types of friendships into three categories: friendships of utility, friendships of pleasure, and friendships of the good. Within each of these particular groupings of friendship, the interpersonal relationships associated bring forth positive effects to both an individual and a community. Friendship is not…

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    Within book 8 nof Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, he proposes friendship is the best external good an individual can possess. However, Aristotle in chapter 3 of book 8, he asserts the finest friendships are forged through the similarities of enduring virtues. However, this doesn't seem entirely correct, because people gradually change over time and remain close friends. Problematically, Aristotle asserts if the virtuous behaviour of the peer were to change, then the friendship ought to be…

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    Most individuals can intuitively understand the concept of a friend or being in a friendship, however few can claim to have exhausted the topic to the extent Aristotle has in his Nicomachean Ethics. In his work, Aristotle attempts to outline what steps a person has to take in order to live a good and prosperous life. One topic that is pivotal in this discussion are the fundamentals of friendship. In order to demonstrate the significance, the various types of friendships, the the individuals that…

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    Is True Friendship Real? Some people say friendship encompasses trust and feelings. Others say it is someone just to be around for entertainment. Can friendship be considered a human need? Of Mice and Men challenges the idea of friendship, and how it affects a person’s emotions, decisions, and their life. In the event of their friendship the question begins to servos, if their friendship was even real? To Lennie the friendship contained trust and feeling, but to George it seemed more as a job…

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    Aristotle first addresses the topic of friendship in the first chapter of Book VIII of Nicomachean Ethics by establishing its importance claiming that “it is most necessary for our life. For no one would choose to live without friends” (119). Having discussed virtues in the previous chapter, Aristotle links his definition of friendship to the latter topic claiming that friendship is the act of loving by bonding through mutual respect and virtue. Aristotle proves his argument on the nature and…

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    The Lengths Friendships Go Cicero gossip into great detail on the value of friendship in “Laelius: On Friendship” and it is evident that friendship should be valued among all things in life. But when it comes to how much a friend means to you, how far would you go for such a friend. Morals come into question on whether or not such a friend should ask you to commit extremities. Cicero begins to explain this concept in How far should you go in helping your friends? He gives many examples of how…

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