To friend or to unfriend: What would Aristotle do?

Tapestry

Professor Alexis Elder says Aristotle's ancient advice about how to live in a public space, like Athens, where everybody sort of knew each other’s business, might be more applicable than you might think help. She believes there’s a reason some of that wisdom has lived on for centuries, it has a lot to say to human beings in the here-and-now. Elder applies Aristotle’s thoughts on friendship to our online activity. And that might mean that some of the old advice about how to live in a public space like Athens, where everybody sort of knew each other’s business, might be more applicable than you might think,” says Elder.

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