Diane Jeske is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Iowa, USA. She is the author of Rationality and Moral Theory: How Intimacy Generates Reasons (Routledge, 2008) and The Evil Within: Why We Need Moral Philosophy (2018). With Richard Fumerton she is editor of Introducing Philosophy Through Film (2010) and Readings in Political Philosophy: Theory and Applications (2012).
Nearly all of us have friends, want to have friends, and think that friendship is extremely important to the quality of our lives. Rather than simply taking these beliefs and desires for granted, Diane Jeske's interesting, articulate, and accessible book invites us to think seriously about friendship's nature, its value, and what it means to us - and to ask, too, how these values and meanings might be affected by our use of social media. I enjoyed this book, and I will be recommending it to my friends (and maybe even to my Facebook friends). - Troy Jollimore, California State University, Chico, USA