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Friendship ReconsideredWhat It Means and How It Matters to Politics$
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P. E. Digeser

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231174343

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231174343.001.0001

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Self-Interest, Duty, and Friendship

Self-Interest, Duty, and Friendship

Chapter:
(p.54) Three Self-Interest, Duty, and Friendship
Source:
Friendship Reconsidered
Author(s):

P.E. Digeser

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231174343.003.0003

Makes the case that in our current practices of friendship, utility, self-interest and duty are no more than “deficient reasons” for acting within a friendship. They cannot bear the full motivational weight of friendship although they can count as potent reasons for action vis-à-vis third parties.

Keywords:   deficient reasons, duty, self-interest, utility

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