Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

La philía entre Eros y Dike

José Solana Dueso


This paper focuses on the Greek notion of philía and describes two different approaches to it. The first one, associated with Socrates, asserts that the friendship, connected with eros, is the most important link between human beings. The second one, proposed by Protagoras, maintains that no type of social relationship, included the philía, can be over justice. The Medea of Euripides would be an application of Protagoras’ theory to a famous case in the mythical literature.

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