Friendship and Tragedy: The Fragilities of Goodness

Pinches, Charles
May 1990
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;May1990, Issue 3, p38
Discusses the concepts of friendship and tragedy as depicted in the book "The Fragility of Goodness," by Martha Nussbaum. Her reason for the need to treat friendship and political relationships separately; Basis of her idea of fragility; Interpretation of the idea of friendship based on the ethics of Greek philosopher Aristotle; Implication of her idea of friendship for a Christian account of friendship.


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