Amicitia: The Ethics of Friendship

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 5:00pm

This is a past event.

USC Village, McCarthy MPR 1501

Presented by Virtues and Vices

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. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome.


Presented by the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics and the Thematic Option Honors Program

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus


humanities, Philosophy, Ethics, Levan Institute, Thematic Option


Thematic Option


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