Kriterion: Revista de Filosofia
Print version ISSN 0100-512X
SOUZA, Luciana Karine de. In search of true friendship. Kriterion [online]. 2008, vol.4Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0100-512X.
The present text proposes a discussion on the concept of true friendship. The argument is grounded mostly on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Owen Flanagan's ethics as human ecology, and on contemporary authors' works about the Greek philosopher's concept of friendship. Given that human beings flourish through 1) exercising capacities, 2) being moral, and 3) having true friendships, difficulties to establish the level of trust required by true friendships turns the search itself (for them) morally valid.
Keywords : Ethics; Flourishing; Friendship.