@misc{cogprints7239, month = {March}, title = {"Friendship". To appear in the Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics. }, author = {Professor Laurence Thomas}, year = {2011}, keywords = {friendship, parental love, technology}, url = {http://cogprints.org/7239/}, abstract = {The essay discusses the nature of friendship and the role of parental love in the development of what Aristotle refers to as perfect friendship. I also conclude with some remarks regarding the influence of technology upon the significance of friendship.} }