It's hard to imagine a good life without friends. But why is friendship so valuable? What is friendship at all? What unites friends and distinguishes them from others? Is the preference given to friends rationally and morally justifiable? This collection examines answers given by classic philosophers and offers new answers by contemporary thinkers.
Damian Caluori is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Trinity University. His research focuses on Ancient Philosophy, in particular Plato and late ancient Platonism. He has published articles on Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Damascius, and the Renaissance skeptic Franciscus Sanchez, whose main work, That Nothing is Known, he co-translated from Latin into German.