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  1. Is Aristotelian Friendship Disinterested?: Aristotle on Loving the Other for Himself and Wishing Goods for the Other's Sake.Bradford Jean-Hyuk Kim - forthcoming - European Journal of Philosophy.
    It has been not atypical for commentators to argue that Aristotelian friendship features disinterested concern for others, that is, concern for others that is completely independent of one's own happiness. Often, the relevant commentators point to some normative features of Aristotelian friendship, wishing goods for the other's sake and loving the other for herself, where these are assumed to be disinterested. While the disinterested interpretations may be correct overall, I argue that wishing goods for the other's sake and loving the (...)
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  • A Friend Being Good and One’s Own in Nicomachean Ethics 9.9.Mika Perälä - 2016 - Phronesis 61 (3):307-336.
    This paper reconsiders Aristotle’s arguments inNicomachean Ethics9.9 concerning the claim that a virtuous friend is naturally desirable. The paper demonstrates that a virtuous friend, according to Aristotle, is naturally desirable not only because he is good, but also because he is one’s own. Although the two are different ways of being desirable, the paper shows that Aristotle takes being one’s own to consist in a distinctive kind of being good. This enables him to extend the grounds of virtue-friendship beyond the (...)
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