[PDF] Download ☆ The Politics of Friendship | by ↠ Jacques Derrida George Collins

By Jacques Derrida George Collins | Comments: ( 346 ) | Date: ( Jan 18, 2020 )

Until relatively recently, Derrida was seen by many as nothing than the high priest of Deconstruction, by turns stimulating fascinating, yet always somewhat disengaged from the central political questions of our time Or so it seemed His political turn, marked especially by the appearance of Specters of Marx, has surprised some, delighted others In The PoliticUntil relatively recently, Derrida was seen by many as nothing than the high priest of Deconstruction, by turns stimulating fascinating, yet always somewhat disengaged from the central political questions of our time Or so it seemed His political turn, marked especially by the appearance of Specters of Marx, has surprised some, delighted others In The Politics of Friendship he renews enriches this orientation thru an examination of the political history of the idea of friendship pursued down the ages His thoughts are haunted throughout the book by the strange provocative address attributed to Aristotle, my friends, there is no friend its inversions by later philosophers such as Montaigne, Kant, Nietzsche, Schmitt Blanchot The exploration allows him to recall restage the ways in which all the oppositional couples of Western philosophy political thought friendship enmity, private public life have become madly dangerously unstable At the same time he dissects genealogy itself, the familiar male centered notion of fraternity the virile virtue whose authority has gone unquestioned in our culture of friendship our models of democracy The future of the political becomes the future of friends, the invention of a radically new friendship, of a deeper inclusive democracy This book offers a challenging vision of that future.


  • Title: The Politics of Friendship
  • Author: Jacques Derrida George Collins
  • ISBN: 9781844670543
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Paperback

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Jacques Derrida George Collins

Jacques Derrida was the founder of deconstruction, a way of criticizing not only both literary and philosophical texts but also political institutions Although Derrida at times expressed regret concerning the fate of the word deconstruction, its popularity indicates the wide ranging influence of his thought, in philosophy, in literary criticism and theory, in art and, in particular, architectural theory, and in political theory Indeed, Derrida s fame nearly reached the status of a media star, with hundreds of people filling auditoriums to hear him speak, with films and televisions programs devoted to him, with countless books and articles devoted to his thinking Beside critique, Derridean deconstruction consists in an attempt to re conceive the difference that divides self reflection or self consciousness But even than the re conception of difference, and perhaps importantly, deconstruction works towards preventing the worst violence It attempts to render justice Indeed, deconstruction is relentless in this pursuit since justice is impossible to achieve.



Comments The Politics of Friendship

  • Bradley

    Deconstruction is the desire for thought. Derrida says here - there is no deconstruction without democracy and there is no democracy without deconstruction. For all of his attempts to avoid defining, labelling and reducing deconstruction, this book is actually quite readable and in several places it is very clear as well.


  • Saettare

    The paradoxical gift of Derrida's obscurantist prose just keeps giving.


  • Erin

    "There is little room for laughter in Heidegger."


  • Sachin

    Intriguing and provocative. as always.


  • William Durden

    This is one of Derrida's more challenging works, I've found, and although I have technically "read" it, I have yet to follow that much of what is happening. It's one I plan to return to sometime.


  • Michel

    An amazing read, made even more vivid in the current Mediterranean context.


  • Lauralea

    An overview and of the classic statement thought to have been coined by Aristotle- "my friend, there is no friend." Derrida, seeming to carry on thought processes laid out by Jean Paul Sartre, traces the maxim back to other philosophers (such as Nietzsche) who have restated this in their own philosophy or argued against it. The bulk of this book argues that relationships are not only philosophically based but are increasingly political, and vice versa. In short, an at times intense but foundatio [...]


  • Cain S.

    Derrida’s The Politics of Friendship (1994) is as fine an act of deconstructive tightrope traipse as any of his other works; combing through quotations from known philosophers, through tendentious citations severally removed from the original locutions, in unknown light, and situating in them the inscrutable intentionality embedded in language [langue] as such. As ever, his reading of almost trite, or Canonical, texts bringing about a moment of alterity native to them, and so surprisingly impu [...]


  • Teo

    Strong two stars - meaning 'it was OK'. I don't really know what I expected. Perhaps I'm not lettered enough to understand all the references and fully appreciate them. However, I think the description here on is overstating a bit (as usual), and this work doesn't really provide any 'challenging visions'. Although the analysis of the situation of historical political discourse - this part is, indeed, outlined, I don't think such a flash presentation-like book can do the job, and it was a less t [...]


  • Toi Drayton-seymore

    I read this book and I loved it. It will be a book that I will read each year. This book is a must read for the rebellious intellectual. To be different because you are. This book is a rite of passage, after you have read it. You will be open to so much more, French authors like Bataille, Foucault, Barthes or Bourdieu will entice you. Derrida quotes the canon of other writer in their original languages, to read this it does require knowledge of the language or of those quotes works. I have learn [...]


  • Barış Özgür

    a monumental example of histrionic hatred. derrida always makes me smile as nancy makes me lol when they talk about the other, the famous and contagious other which they know nothing about. but nothing makes me laugh harder than that other which craves for knowing them. how sad my friends, there is no friend.


  • Katarina Ristich

    The highest sense of humanity: an anticipation of afterlife community among the writers / poets / philosophers in earthly present & future time.


  • JohnnaGurgel

    - See "Animal That Therefore I Am" review


  • Alex Obrigewitsch

    My introduction to Derrida (I know I'm late)(God help me).Began my love-affair with a ghost; making me accutely aware of all the ghosts haunting my life.


  • Egor Sofronov

    A study of piercing eloquence. Kant's black swan--as a figure of repudiation of essential homophilia of friendship--was especially amusing.


  • Katrinka

    Not my favorite of Derrida's, but interesting, as ever.


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