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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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Civic Friendship

Civic Friendship

Chapter:
(p.105) Five Civic Friendship
Source:
Friendship Reconsidered
Author(s):

P.E. Digeser

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231174343.003.0005

Argues that in light of the features of friendship discussed in the first four chapters, regimes of any significant size are unlikely to meet the condition that friends mutually recognize the appropriate motivations of one another. Civic friendship as a general model of citizenship is unrealistic, but can be a more limited ideal.

Keywords:   Allen, Aristotle, citizenship, civic friendship, Schwarzenbach

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