Michael H. Mitias



Friendship

A Central Moral Value
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Edité par Michael H. Mitias
Editeur Rodopi - Brill
Distributeur Association de Boccard

Friendship was recognized as a central moral value in the classical period, but it was dismissed from medieval, modern, and twentieth century moral theories. This book argues that this dismissal is unjustifiable. The validity of this claim is established in four steps. First, it proposes the concept of moral paradigm. This concept enables us to explore the source of moral value and to provide a criterion for the evaluation of the adequacy of moral theory. Second, the book explains why medieva ...