The Nicomachean Ethics Book 9, Chapter 12 (1171b30-1172a15)
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Book 9, Chapter 12 (1171b30-1172a15)
- Aristotle sums up his commentary on friendship, emphasizing that it's a function of community: friends live together and relish each other's existence.
- Friends choose activities that best help them spend their days together.
- As for the base people: they get worse in their mingling with other base people. Good people get even better when they spend time with the virtuous.
- Friends also train each other, making each other better by commenting on which behaviors are most pleasant to them.