29 Negotiation as Friendship Formation OTOMAR J. BARTOS* Department of Sociology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Co 80309-0327, USA Abstract. Friendship between negotiators can play an important part in bringing about a lasting agreement. A theory of friendship helps to explain why friends
At several points in the Lysis , Socrates advances an instrumental account of friendship ( iaf ) – the view that friendship is always motivated by a desire to use others for one’s own gain, treating others as mere means (e.g. 210b-d). In Aristotelian jargon: iaf says that all friendships are
virtues that are acquired in the course of this pursuit. 9 Obviously, friendship is one of the practices in which practical wisdom is pursued and virtues are acquired. Here, we intend to inquire whether the ladder to the moon of arguments for the existence of God can be replaced by the bridge of
and FPA. To compensate for this limitation, the article proposes an alternative mode of thinking about diplomacy as a method of managing relations of enmity and friendship in world politics. This thesis is developed in three steps. The first section of the article examines the epistemological
This is the first interdisciplinary effort to study friendship in late imperial China from the perspective of gender history. Friendship was valorized with unprecedented enthusiasm in Ming China (1368-1644). Some Ming literati even proposed that friendship was the most fundamental relationship among the so-called “five cardinal human relationships”.
Why the cult of friendship in Ming China? How was male friendship theorized, practiced and represented during that period? These are some of the questions the current volume deals with. Coming from different disciplines (history, musicology and literary studies), the contributors thoroughly explore the complexities and the gendered nature of friendship in Ming China.
This volume has also been published as a special theme issue of Brill's journal
NAN NÜ, Men, Women and Gender in China.