Daniel Schwartz examines the views on friendship of the great medieval philosopher Thomas Aquinas. For Aquinas friendship is the ideal type of relationship that rational beings should cultivate. Schwartz argues that Aquinas fundamentally revises some of the main features of Aristotle's paradigmatic account of friendship so as to accommodate the case of friendship between radically unequal beings: man and God. As a result, Aquinas presents a broader view of friendship than Aristotle's, allowing for a higher extent of ...

Aquinas on Friendship 2012, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199645299


Aquinas on Friendship 2007, Clarendon Press, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199205394