Aristotle is one of those philosophers that leaves an impression. The two treatises we read that most influenced my thoughts and writing of this novel were Nichomachean Ethics and Politics. There are a few places were I mention one of the characters reading one of these.
More, his ideas are brought up several times, especially when it comes to relationships. Aristotle gets really detailed about classifications of relationships, depending on the equality of the two involved. If one or the other is superior, then it isn’t a friendship. In order for souls to meet, the two people must be equal.
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