The Second Love: C.S. Lewis' View of Friendship


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In this episode, the gents continue to discuss philia, or friendship, the second love in the C.S. Lewis/Ancient Greek hierarchy of love. This discussion focuses on C.S. Lewis' opinion of friendship and how he wrote about it in his seminal work The Four Loves.

Show Highlights:

  • Why did the ancients revere friendship?
  • What does it mean that friendship is the least "natural" love?
  • The relationship between Romanticism, Naturalism, and our modern beliefs on friendship.
  • C.S. Lewis' (likely) take on Aristotle's three types of friendship.
  • Friendship and Companionship.
  • How does friendship arise?
  • Signs of a good friendship.
  • Misconceptions of friendship.
  • Friendship and homosexuality.
  • Distortions of philia.
  • In-group vs. out-group mindsets.

View the full show notes here.


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