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By A. W. Price

Reissued in 1997 with corrections and a brand new Afterword, this ebook absolutely explores for the 1st time an idea universal to Plato and Aristotle, which unites their treatments-- in a different way very different--of love and friendship. the assumption is that even supposing people are separate, their lives don't need to be. One person's existence may well overflow into another's, and as such, supporting someone else is a fashion of serving oneself. the writer indicates how their view of affection and friendship, inside of not just own relationships, but additionally the loved ones or even the city-state, offers to solve the outdated dichotomy among egoism and altruism.

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