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The politics of friendship, Jacques Derrida ; Translated by George Collins

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The politics of friendship
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The politics of friendship
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Jacques Derrida ; Translated by George Collins
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Until relatively recently, Jacques Derrida was seen by many as nothing more than the high priest of Deconstruction, by turns stimulating and fascinating, yet always somewhat disengaged from the central political questions of our time. Or so it seemed. Derrida's "political turn," marked especially by the appearance of Specters of Marx, has surprised some and delighted others. In The Politics of Friendship Derrida renews and enriches this orientation through an examination of the political history of the idea of friendship pursued down the ages. Derrida's thoughts are haunted throughout the book by the strange and provocative address attributed to Aristotle, "my friends, there is no friend" and its inversions by later philosophers such as Montaigne, Kant, Nietzsche, Schmitt and Blanchot. The exploration allows Derrida to recall and restage the ways in which all the oppositional couples of Western philosophy and political thought--friendship and enmity, private and public life--have become madly and dangerously unstable. At the same time he dissects genealogy itself, the familiar and male-centered notion of fraternity and the virile virtue whose authority has gone unquestioned in our culture of friendship and our models of democracy. The future of the political, for Derrida, becomes the future of friends, the invention of a radically new friendship, of a deeper and more inclusive democracy. This remarkable book, his most profoundly important for many years, offers a challenging and inspiring vision of that future. --
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Radical Thinkers
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  • Friendship
  • Political science
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The politics of friendship, Jacques Derrida ; Translated by George Collins
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Contents
Oligarchies: Naming, Enumerating, Counting. -- Loving in Friendship: Perhaps -- the Noun and the Adverb. -- This Mad 'truth': The Just Name of Friendship. -- The Phantom Friend Returning (in the Name of 'Democracy'). -- On Absolute Hostility: The Cause of Philosophy and the Spectre of the Political. -- Oath, Conjuration, Fraternization or the 'Armed' Question. -- He Who Accompanies Me. -- Recoils. -- 'In human language, fraternity ... '. -- 'For the First Time in the History of Humanity'
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on1137738064
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20 cm.
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xii, 308 pages
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9781788738590
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1137738064
Label
The politics of friendship, Jacques Derrida ; Translated by George Collins
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Oligarchies: Naming, Enumerating, Counting. -- Loving in Friendship: Perhaps -- the Noun and the Adverb. -- This Mad 'truth': The Just Name of Friendship. -- The Phantom Friend Returning (in the Name of 'Democracy'). -- On Absolute Hostility: The Cause of Philosophy and the Spectre of the Political. -- Oath, Conjuration, Fraternization or the 'Armed' Question. -- He Who Accompanies Me. -- Recoils. -- 'In human language, fraternity ... '. -- 'For the First Time in the History of Humanity'
Control code
on1137738064
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xii, 308 pages
Isbn
9781788738590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1137738064

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