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For statesmen friendship is the lingua franca of politics. Considering the connections between personal and political friendship John von Heykings The Form of Politics interprets the texts of Plato and Aristotle and empha- sizes the role that friendship has in enduring philosophical and contempo- rary political contexts. Beginning with a discussion on virtue-friendship described by Aristotle and Plato as an agreement on what qualies as the pursuit of good The Form of Politics demonstrates that virtue and political friendship form a par- adoxical relationship in which political friendships need to be nourished by virtue-friendships that transcend the moral and intellectual horizons of the political society. Von Heyking then examines Aristotles ethical and political writings which are set within the boundaries of political life and Platos dialogues on friendship in Lysis and the Laws which characterize political friendship as festivity. Ultimately arguing that friendship is the high point of a virtuous political life von Heyking presents a fresh interpretation of Aris- totle and Platos political thought and a new take on the most essential goals in politics. Inviting reassessment of the relationship between friendship and politics by returning to the origins of Western philosophy The Form of Politics is a lucid work on the foundations of political cooperation. John von Heyking is professor of political science at the University of Lethbridge. Offering a Canadian perspective on the emotional health of servicemen and women Military Operations and the Mind brings together researchers and practitioners from across the country to consider the impact that ethical issues have on the well-being of those who serve. Stemming from an initiative to enhance the lives of serving members by providing them with the best education and training in military ethics before and after deployments this volume will better inform politics and public policies and enhance the welfare of the soldiers sailors and airmen and women who serve in singular often harsh and sometimes dangerous condi- tions. By integrating into the analysis the critical issue of well-being this emerging eld demonstrates a more holistic approach and is distinct from other elds in military historical philosophical and behavioural studies. The rst study of its kind Military Operations and the Mind presents a new and helpful way to focus on the life of soldiers not only in operations overseas but also once they return home. Stphanie A.H. Blanger is associate professor at the Royal Military College of Canada associate scientic director of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research and co-editor of Beyond the Line Military and Veteran Health Research. Daniel Lagac-Roy is associate professor at the Royal Military College of Canada. 2 4 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 6 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S June 2016 978-0-7735-4718-6 29.95A 29.95A 20.99 paper 978-0-7735-4717-9 100.00S 100.00S 69.00 cloth 6 x 9 248pp 2 tables 4 drawings Ebook available S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-Queens Studies in the History of Ideas June 2016 978-0-7735-4756-8 32.95A 32.95A 22.99 paper 978-0-7735-4755-1 110.00S 110.00S 76.00 cloth 6 x 9 280pp Ebook available P O L I T I C A L S C I E N C E M I L I TA R Y S T U D I E S Military Operations and the Mind War Ethics and Soldiers Well-Being edited by stphanie a.h. blanger and daniel lagac-roy An in-depth look at the battleeld of military ethics and soldiersmoral injuries and wars within. P O L I T I C A L P H I L O S O P H Y The Form of Politics Aristotle and Plato on Friendship john von heyking A study of Aristotles and Platos interpretations of friendship and their signicance for political life.