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Can a Dog Really Be a Man's Best Friend? An Exchange between Humans

Can a Dog Really Be a Man's Best Friend? An Exchange between Humans <p>Abstract:</p><p>This essay is an exchange between friends and scholars Thomas Laqueur and Alexander Nehamas. Laqueur offers a number of possible answers to the question "Why is a dog a man&apos;s best friend?" as he explicates and analyzes a varied historical record of archaeological evidence, philosophy, art, and literature. Laqueur builds on Aristotle&apos;s conception of friendship as he explores what types of friendships we humans have with dogs and how such relationships may benefit both species. Nehamas responds to Laqueur&apos;s text and Aristotle on <i>philia</i> as he traces the limits of human relationships with dogs as well as human friends.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences University of Nebraska Press

Can a Dog Really Be a Man&apos;s Best Friend? An Exchange between Humans

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University of Nebraska Press
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1938-8020

Abstract

<p>Abstract:</p><p>This essay is an exchange between friends and scholars Thomas Laqueur and Alexander Nehamas. Laqueur offers a number of possible answers to the question "Why is a dog a man&apos;s best friend?" as he explicates and analyzes a varied historical record of archaeological evidence, philosophy, art, and literature. Laqueur builds on Aristotle&apos;s conception of friendship as he explores what types of friendships we humans have with dogs and how such relationships may benefit both species. Nehamas responds to Laqueur&apos;s text and Aristotle on <i>philia</i> as he traces the limits of human relationships with dogs as well as human friends.</p>

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Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social SciencesUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Mar 28, 2019

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