Kelly Connelly

About Kelly Connelly

Kelly Connelly teaches in the Philosophy Department at Manhattanville College. She earned a doctorate in Systematic Theology from Boston College and has taught philosophy, theology, and literature in recent years.

The Goods of Friendship

By |2020-07-01T11:35:17-05:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Aristotle, Friendship, Great Books, Virtue|

In “Nicomachean Ethics,” Aristotle offers students a refreshing alternative to the instrumentality of modern life: the pursuit of goodness. Goodness inspires honor, and mutual honor is the stuff of friendships of virtue. These are the friendships which yield the greatest happiness. Recently, I had the great pleasure afforded by technology in our chaotic, pandemic [...]