Aristotle on Friendship

We have not, of course, explained why a man should love his handiwork so pre-eminently. The explanation of this is that existence is an object of choice, i.e. of love" to all men. Now we exist in virtue of activity—i.e. in virtue of ...

Aristotle on Friendship

Originally published in 1940, this book contains an expanded English translation of Books 8 and 9 of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. These two books are devoted to a discussion on the nature of friendship and the role it played in Greek life, and Percival supplies an introduction with a background to the subject of ancient friendship prior to Aristotle's formulation. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in ancient friendship or the philosophy of Aristotle.

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