FYS Endeavor - 2021-2022


Katie Hong


This paper discusses the mutual influence of friendship and self-love. By explaining the concept of friendship in philosophical texts including The Nicomachean Ethics, On Friendship, and Conceptualizing Friendship in Time and Place, the essay elaborates on how concepts of friendship and goodness are embedded in self-love. Then, by utilizing contemporary texts including Promising Young Woman, Love in a Fallen City, and Love, Friendship, and the Self as examples, the essay extends beyond its discussion from an individual level to a societal level, ultimately emphasizing the importance of self-love in fostering a collaborative and peaceful community.