Law of friendship: Derrida and Agamben

Autumn 2007

This article examines the relationship between Giorgio Agamben and Jacques Derrida, tracing a correspondence or non-correspondence between them, and pursuing the question of friendship and its analysis and performance. Agamben’s (non-)correspondence with Derrida may re-establish a ‘deconstructive’ problematics of friendship, which casts a different light on certain aspects of his methods of philosophy.

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