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Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle$
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A. W. Price

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780198248996

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248996.001.0001

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The Household

The Household

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(p.162) 6 The Household
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Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle
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A. W. Price

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248996.003.0006

The word ‘friend’ has an honorific but restricted sense: one's friends fall outside the necessities and importunities of home, workplace, town, or country. In respect of Greek conceptual boundaries, there is a need to consider the relationships that constitute a family and a state, more precisely in their terms, a household and a city. Plato and Aristotle are able to apply the same term philia and this must have encouraged them to extend their theories, or rather to device theories that are extendible, to explain family and social relationships in ways not alien to their analysis of the closest of personal relationships. By determining the domain of a theory or to understand what Plato and Aristotle have to say about friends, there is a need to explore what they do say about their philoi.

Keywords:   friendship, relationships, family, state, city, household, Plato, Aristotle, philia

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