68). In book VIII, Aristotle explains the importance of friendship and the meaning of a real friend, “those who wish for their friends’ good for their friends’ sake are friends in the truest sense, since their attitude is determined by what their friends are and by incidental considerations” (p. 66). Besides describing different friendships, he also explains that the way we love our friends and our feelings towards our friends is the same love and feelings we have towards ourselves. “when a good man becomes a friend he becomes a good to the person whose friend he is. Thus, each partner both loves his own good and makes an equal return in the good he wishes for his partner and in the pleasure he gives him” (p.
The purpose of loving is to produce good or beauty, the ideal objects that highly promote one’s morality. Comparing to other famous writers, such as Homer’s illustrations (Odyssey) on heroic figures’ love, Socrates’s opinion is more universal and able to give new definitions on some actions based on his opinion because his thought on love not only covers the majority of people instead of specific heroes but also reveals the specificity about the actual physical intimacy and the ideological form of love. In Symposium, Plato mainly refers his
True and Honest relationships usually refer to relationships which involve an open and honest communication. Both the members trust and respect each other and are involved in the bond due to mutual understanding and for a happy and productive living, and not for taking advantage of each other. However, sometimes people start building selfish relationships. Building relations for one’s personal benefit can be termed as negative or selfish relationships. It includes either one or both of the members who have come into a tie-up not because of mutual understanding or healthy being, but for using them in order to reach their personal ambitions.
When Socrates is done questioning him, he finishes saying “Ah well, it was still a beautiful speech, Agathon” (Socrates, 45) stating that he still gives him some kind of love even thought he insulted him to some extent by giving his opinion of love. In my perspective, this conversation proves that love can be hate and love will be what we want it to be, therefore I believe there is no type of love among the philosophers, but rather they all share something in between like
By being able to relate, friends are able to understand each other and help each other through struggles. This can be ensured by having a history where friends will share a memorable moment or event to build and maintain their friendship. Ultimately, this would all be ensured through sacrifice, where one would give up something at personal expense in order to ensure the beat outcome for the friend, therefore maintaining and strengthen the friendship. Through Charlie, we are able to understand what makes a real friend and we will hope to achieve succession in being a good friend as well as knowing who our real friends
Gratitude is defined as an expression of thankfulness to someone for a benevolent action or gesture that benefits the recipient. Those who readily appreciate the kindnesses of others often show appreciation through their words or actions because they feel gratitude. People can express gratitude both voluntarily and involuntarily if they recognize others’ gestures as favors. “The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings” (Beecher). A distinction between genuine gratitude and flattery exists.
Some participants stated that this skill taught them more about themselves. By learning to trust, participants indicated that they felt more secure in their LDR and also more confident in themselves.” I think that because we were able to build trust through forgiveness and communication we both grew as friends and
In the Pythagorean sayings several strands of the friendship topos are encountered. First, care in the selection of friends; it is better to have one than many worthless friends. Second, motif of friendship is that of sharing for which Timaeus affirms that “koi,na ta. fi,lwn” (friends have all things in common)” and “filo,thj i,so,thj” (Friendship is Equality) and “fi,loj e,sti.n a;lloj e,gw,” (a friend is another
The Euthyphro is one of Plato’s classic dialogues. It is a well-verbalized piece which deals with the question of ethics, consisting of a conversation between Socrates and one other person who claims to be an expert in a certain field of ethics. It is additionally riddled with Socratic irony in which Socrates poses as the incognizant student hoping to learn from a supposed expert, when in fact he shows Euthyphro to be the nescient one who kens nothing about the subject being holiness. Plato's main goal is to edify us, and he believes firmly that cognizance only comes when we are able to justify and account for our true credences. Thus, edifying is not simply a matter of giving the right answers.
Glaucon further acknowledges an additional set of goods which people “love for their own sake, and also for the sake of their consequences” (36), such as peace or intellect. Despite Socrates’ acceptance of these points, the two remain at war over how these points holistically apply to justice. Is it being just only consequentially valuable, or does it carry any instrumental benefit on its own sake? To further his argument, Glaucon performs a thought experiment – the Ring of Gygesthat – in attempt to discover the underlying motivation for acting justly. Glaucon describes a situation in which both a perfectly just person and a perfectly unjust person possess a ring that could make them invisible, thereby allowing them to act without fear of consequences (38).