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 OJPP  Vol.5 No.4 , March 2015
Friendship in Cicero: A Pre-Condition for Development
Abstract: Friendship is one the anthropological and existential concepts bothering the human society. It is a factor seen as common yet powerful. It is a tool for development. When there is friendship, be it among equals, nations, communities, races and religions, there would be peace and love, hence there would be development. This work will therefore make an analysis of the notion of friendship, narrowing it down to the thought of Cicero, targeting the causes, types, as well as the importance of friendship in the contemporary society. It, however, concludes that since we cannot exist alone and learning to resolve conflict is an important function of friendship, families, churches, members of various tribes and nations should therefore adopt cicerone notion of perfect friendship for the growth and development of the society.
Cite this paper: Ukaulor, C. (2015) Friendship in Cicero: A Pre-Condition for Development. Open Journal of Philosophy, 5, 234-238. doi: 10.4236/ojpp.2015.54029.
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