Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

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Aristotle wrote Nicomachean Ethics. "Chapter VIII" is about friendship. There are three main or basic forms of friendship. The first one is the friendship of good men, the only true friendship. The friendship of good men will help another friend strive for goodness. The second one is the friendship of pleasure. Friendship based on pleasure is where both people are drawn to each other's good looks and humor. The third one is the friendship of utility. Friendship based on utility tends to end abruptly because one friend's needs and benefits will change over time. First, friendships based on goodness tend to be long lasting. Aristotle wrote, “Now those who wish well to their friends for their sake are most truly friends; for they do this by

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