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Aristotle and Plato on Relationships

  • By: Arthur Aron & Kristin M. Davies
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

The eminent 20th-century philosopher Alfred North Whitehead is reported to have said, “All of Western philosophy is but a footnote to Plato—and Aristotle wrote most of the footnote.” Indeed, the seminal contributions of Plato and Aristotle, writing in Athens 2,500 years ...

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