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Friendship: Friendship is a close relationship between two or more people who care about each other and enjoy each other's company. Friends trust each other, support each other.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Aristotle on Friendship - Dictionary of Arguments

Höffe I 59
Friendship/Aristoteles/Höffe: [Aristotle] understands by it (...) all forms of sociability, provided they originate from a "decision to live together". This requires the ability to enter into real relationships without losing one's independence. Because it is a matter of non-institutional relationships, friendship is dealt with above all in Nicomachean Ethics, where it receives by far the most extensive discussion in two books, VIII and IX.
In the most important friendship, that among equals, Aristotle makes a distinction of three kinds, which has been important for centuries and is still relevant today: Friendship depends either on the common benefit or on the common joy, or else, according to the perfect form of "character friendship", on the truly good and at the same time on the friend himself.
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The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
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