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Friendship and special obligations


Loeschke, Joerg (2022). Friendship and special obligations. In: Jeske, Diane. The routledge handbook of philosophy of friendship. New York: Routledge, 288-300.

Abstract

An important part of friendships are the so-called special obligations generated by them. Friends owe things to each other that they do not owe to strangers. While such special obligations are an important part of our everyday practice, they raise several philosophical questions. These questions include the status of special obligations (are such obligations sui generis or is it possible to reduce them to general moral principles?), the source of such special obligations (what grounds special obligations of friendship?), and the content of special obligations (what is the content of special obligations of friendship?). This chapter gives an overview of some of the most important positions in the literature with regard to these questions.

Abstract

An important part of friendships are the so-called special obligations generated by them. Friends owe things to each other that they do not owe to strangers. While such special obligations are an important part of our everyday practice, they raise several philosophical questions. These questions include the status of special obligations (are such obligations sui generis or is it possible to reduce them to general moral principles?), the source of such special obligations (what grounds special obligations of friendship?), and the content of special obligations (what is the content of special obligations of friendship?). This chapter gives an overview of some of the most important positions in the literature with regard to these questions.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:01 Faculty of Theology and the Study of Religion > Center for Ethics
06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy
Language:English
Date:27 September 2022
Deposited On:02 Feb 2023 14:34
Last Modified:27 Mar 2024 04:48
Publisher:Routledge
ISBN:9780367440022
Additional Information:e-Book ISBN: 9781003007012
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003007012
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