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Red Letter Philosophy

May 8, 2020

We need food. We need water. Food and water feed our bodies. If Aristotle is right we need friends; friends who are “useless”. They are the most valuable of friends. But what does friendship feed? Friendship does not feed the body. Perhaps our need for friendship, perhaps this highest expression of virtue, reveals that there is more to us than can be measured in a test tube; there is more to us than the body.