philia


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Noun1.philia - a positive feeling of likingphilia - a positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart"; "the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home"
feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
attachment, fond regard - a feeling of affection for a person or an institution
protectiveness - a feeling of protective affection
regard, respect - a feeling of friendship and esteem; "she mistook his manly regard for love"; "he inspires respect"
soft spot - a sentimental affection; "she had a soft spot for her youngest son"
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Konstan counters O'Brien by locating a "world of moral certitudes" (1985,177n5) in the images on Achilles's shield and Athena's aegis (variously, "breastplate/cuirass" or "shield"), against which the morally chaotic world of the drama destabilizes familiar, unified notions of philia (friendship).
There follows one chapter on each of the four Greek words often translated into English as "love": storge, or familial affection; philia, or friendship; eras, or erotic love; and agape, or divine, benevolent love.
The term biophilia, stemming from the words bio ("life") and the Greek word philia ("friendship, affinity") means "love of life," and it implies that humans hold a biological need for connection with nature on physical, mental, and social levels, and that this connection affects our personal well-being, productivity, and societal relationships.
One senses this is not a libidinous poetics of eros, though, but the purview and philia of ethical enactment.
As Aristotle makes clear, philia (friendship) is one of the constituents of human flourishing.
did not have a philia at knows paed co Nettie colluded evil " Her sympathies are also exposed in a 1976 copy of the NCCL magazine, found during our research.
Lewis describes four major kinds of love in his book: storge or affection, philia or friendship, eros or romance, and agape or unconditional love.
The team of 10 Greek and Turkish Cypriots deliberately started with two small and manageable schemes -- the restoration of a mosque in Denia and the Profitis Elias church in Philia, both now saved for future generations.
As eros and affection, the essential loves of the family, are ailing and failing in the primary households, friendship, philia, the third human love, is entirely missing in the secondary household, the kingdom.
The philia tradition, which is central to this essay, locates agape and eros within a mutual relationship between God and ourselves.
Alexander Nehamas 'Aristotelian Philia, Modern Friendship?