Sunday, June 24, 2007

The whole world of friendship (Herman Hesse)

When the ways of friends converge, the whole world looks like home for an hour



Quoted in Mark Vernon's The Philosophy of Friendship.



Mark Vernon's book is a recent, intelligent and accessible exploration of friendship, taking its cue from Aristotle's distinction between three kinds of friendships - those based on utility, friendship and a genuine admiration and caring for each other. Mark Vernon also has a podcast on Aristotle's theory of friendship


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