The Anxiety of Strangers and the Fear of Enemies

Studies in Philosophy and Education 17 (4):271-282 (1998)
In this paper I use a distinction between the "anxiety of strangers" and the "fear of enemies" to show how uncertainty and tension experienced in the face of what is other and different need not lead to a nationalist insularity, but can be the occasion for an existential philosophical education - an education in which the resolute acceptance of strangeness allows us to reflect on our taken-for-granted about the everyday
Keywords anxiety  fear  strangers  enemies  nationalism  existential withdrawal
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