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Tue, Apr 17


McCarthy Honors College, MPR 1501


Virtues and Vices Presents: The Ethics of Friendship

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Apr 17, 2018, 5:00 PM

McCarthy Honors College, MPR 1501, 3096 S McClintock Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA

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What are the ethics of friendship? Are strong concepts of right and wrong useful in negotiating the complicated ways we form, maintain, and even conclude relationships of affection and trust with others? What ethical tools are available for understanding situations in which we’ve been wronged or wronged others in context of friendship? How to understand duties and obligations in friendship, especially in cases in which they conflict with other ethical responsibilities? What distinguishes friendship from the various other ways we form strong bonds with others, such as in acts of love and attachment, admiration, wonder, reciprocity, utility, and the like? Please join us for an informal discussion the nature of friendship and its continued relevance in contemporary ethical debate.

Co-Sponsored by Thematic Option

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