FYS Endeavor - 2021-2022


William Hoffman


Friendship is a concept that most people tend to associate with a single type of relationship

between different people; however, the reality of this idea is quite the opposite. The three types

of friendships established by Aristotle, Utility, Pleasure, and Goodness, offer a solid blueprint for

different variations present in our world that can be solidified through concepts by other

philosophers, such as Confucius. This notion is also expressed in different pieces of literature

and media, specifically in the recent film, Promising Young Woman. All of this is to show that

the idea of friendship is not as linear as people think, but rather an ever-diverging concept that

takes many forms.