A.C. Grayling in Bath

Wednesday 2nd October 2013

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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What is the nature of friendship, and what is its significance in our lives: a central bond, a cherished value, a unique relationship, a profound human need, a type of love?

In his new book, Friendship, world-renowned philosopher A.C. Grayling once again applies his uniquely humanist approach. He gives an acute insight into our understanding of friendship: not just what it means, but the ethical role it plays, how we experience it, how we use it, and our duty within it. Drawing on key examples from Achilles and Patroclus, to Coleridge and Wordsworth, to Huckleberry Finn and Jim, Grayling chronicles the changing landscape of friendship, how it has evolved with the cultural shifts and technological advances of previous generations as well as our own.