David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Research in Phenomenology 33 (1):119-140 (2003)
The aim of this paper is to question Derrida's approach to the theme of friendship and to set out an alternative reading drawn from the work of Foucault on the care of the self. Derrida's treatment of friendship as aporetic, though faithful to a long tradition of writing on friendship, depends on the use of a formal language that, I argue, exacerbates the difficulties inherent in the theme of friendship. Moreover, it is not clear that the experience of friendship always displays the temporal form given to this aporetic structure. In contrast, Foucault's work suggests that friendship emerges from the complex system of relations that condition who we are and how we can act. Friends are those with whom we work on the historical conditions of our existence, and those with whom we share the practice of becoming who we are.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Dean Cocking & Jeanette Kennett (2000). Friendship and Moral Danger. Journal of Philosophy 97 (5):278-296.
Wanda Cizewski (1992). Friendship With God? Philosophy and Theology 6 (4):369-381.
Marli Huijer (1999). The Aesthetics of Existence in the Work of Michel Foucault. Philosophy and Social Criticism 25 (2):61-85.
Joyce L. Jenkins (1999). The Advantages of Civic Friendship. Journal of Philosophical Research 24:459-471.
Neal DeRoo (2008). The Philosophy of Friendship. By Mark vernonAquinas on Friendship. By Daniel Schwartzthe Politics of Praise: Naming God and Friendship in Aquinas and Derrida. By William W. Young III. [REVIEW] Heythrop Journal 49 (3):520–521.
Barbro Fröding & Martin Peterson (2012). Why Virtual Friendship is No Genuine Friendship. Ethics and Information Technology 14 (3):201-207.
Charles J. Stivale (2008). Gilles Deleuze's Abcs: The Folds of Friendship. Johns Hopkins University Press.
Jack Reynolds (2010). Derrida, Friendship, and the Transcendental Priority of the 'Untimely'. Philosophy and Social Criticism 6 (36):663-676.
Blair McDonald (2009). Friendship's Future: Derrida's Promising Thought. Derrida Today 2 (2):210-221.
Steve Garlick (2002). The Beauty of Friendship: Foucault, Masculinity and the Work of Art. Philosophy and Social Criticism 28 (5):558-577.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads47 ( #35,874 of 1,102,845 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #46,777 of 1,102,845 )
How can I increase my downloads?