Aristotle on Friendship

Aristotle was an ancient Greek philosopher who wrote in his Nicomachean Ethics on the nature of friendship. This class will explore his insights on the different types of friendship, the nature of true friendship, why we need friendship, when to break a friendship off, and how friendship is related to self-love. For Aristotle, friendship is the most important type of love relationship, and this class will investigate why.

This course may be taken for a half-semester high school credit. Students who wish to take the course for credit will watch several additional documentaries and write an additional 5-page paper.