Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Eve Tushnet on the Death-Haunted Art of Friendship

Eve Tushnet shares a few thoughts on the relationship between friendship and death, along with the idea of friendship as a Christian vocation (Parts 1, 2, 3 are up with Part 4 forthcoming). The series as well as Tushnet’s blog are very much worth reading.


Also worthy of notice are the writings of the Georgetown professor Fr. James Schall, a Jesuit. Among the sundry things he has written, and that are not to be missed, are meditations on Aristotle's philosophy of friendship, including the observation that perhaps his students' favorite section of his class on Aristotle's Ethics are books VIII and IX. He is a fan of Charles Schultz's Peanuts comic strip.

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