The role of affinity and asymmetry in Plato’s Lysis

  title={The role of affinity and asymmetry in Plato’s Lysis},
  author={Catherine Pickstock},
  journal={International Journal of Philosophy and Theology},
  pages={1 - 17}
  • C. Pickstock
  • Published 25 September 2018
  • Philosophy
  • International Journal of Philosophy and Theology
ABSTRACT Are the true and the good friendless, for Plato, or is friendship a mode of truth and value? This article will examine Plato’s exploration of the aporias of friendship and the broader relationship to the question of the status of finite mediation and participation, as presented in Plato’s Lysis. One can note at the outset that this wider bearing is indicated by the term philia itself, which, in addition to friendship, denotes ‘self-belonging’, and includes the relations that are… 


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