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On politics of friendship

Smit, D. J. (2021-07-16)

CITATON: Smit, D. J. 2021. Stellenbosch Theological Journal 2021, 7(1):1–39, doi:10.17570/stj.2021.v7n1.a13.

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The paper distinguishes four dominant discourses in contemporary so-called politics of friendship, namely a politics of enmity (Schmitt), a politics based on the notion of friends as “another self” (Aristotle), a politics of love (Augustine), and a politics of “perhaps” (Derrida). It then considers if and how Koopman’s person and work fit into such a typology.

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