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Published: 16 June 2016

280 Pages


ISBN: 9780199967919

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First, Second, and Other Selves

Essays on Friendship and Personal Identity

Jennifer Whiting

  • Collects Jennifer Whiting's essays inspired by Aristotle's conception of the ideal friend as an "other self "
  • Explores ways in which taking "ethocentric " (or character-based) attitudes both towards ourselves and towards our friends, promises to shed light on the nature of personal identity and to help combat ethnocentric and other objectionable forms of bias
  • Applies Aristotle's conception of friendship to questions about the nature of a person's identity over time