FYS Endeavor - 2021-2022


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The idea of self-love in the context of friendship has long been discussed by philosophers and can be traced back to the works of Aristotle, which were written around 340 B.C. Upon examining texts from ancient philosophers and modern writers, it is revealed that self-love is not only the respect towards oneself but is also the criterion for how to establish and perpetuate friendships with others. This article argues that self-love ushers one to find the right friends and to make appropriate decisions regarding their friendships with the utmost level of love and virtue.