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ROCHA, Zeferino. The friend, another one self: the “Philia” in the metaphysics of Plato and in the Aristotle’s ethics. Psyche (Sao Paulo) [online]. 2006, vol.10, n.17, pp. 65-86. ISSN 1415-1138.

After a brief report on the ways Greeks used to see philia before Aristotle and resuming what Plato expound about it the dialogue “Lysis”, we reflect on Aristotle teachings about philia in books VIII and IX in the “Nicomachean Ethics”, to define its nature and its main forms, and to emphasize the “virtuous friendship” as the most perfect of its forms, in which a friend becomes “another self”.

Palabras clave : Philia; Friendship; Perfect friendship; Oneself love; Another self.

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