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Derrida, friendship and the transcendental priority of the ‘untimely’

Reynolds, Jack 2010, Derrida, friendship and the transcendental priority of the ‘untimely’, Philosophy & social criticism, vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 663-676, doi: 10.1177/0191453710366214.

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Title Derrida, friendship and the transcendental priority of the ‘untimely’
Author(s) Reynolds, JackORCID iD for Reynolds, Jack orcid.org/0000-0002-4725-0395
Journal name Philosophy & social criticism
Volume number 36
Issue number 6
Start page 663
End page 676
Total pages 14
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd.
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2010-07
ISSN 0191-4537
1461-734X
Keyword(s) Aristotle
Jacques Derrida
friendship
intersubjectivity
mourning
time
transcendental arguments
Notes This article examines Derrida’s insistence on the contretemps that breaks open time, paying particular attention to Politics of Friendship and the way in which this book envisages the ‘untimely’ as both interrupting, and making possible, friendship. Although I suggest that Derrida’s temporal deconstruction of the Aristotelian distinction between utility and ‘perfect’ friendships is convincing, I also argue that Derrida’s own account of friendship is itself touched by time, in the peculiar sense of ‘touched’ that connotes affected and wounded. Derrida’s work instantiates what Husserl might call a transcendental pathology, in that it intermittently instantiates an ethics of non-presentist time (the time which is also the transcendental condition for the event of friendship), and, by contrast, disparages the significance of what we might call an ethics of phronesis, a ‘lived’ friendship of ‘omni-temporal’ dispositions, and embodied and habitual patterns. I end this article by proposing a dialectic between the disjunctive and conjunctive aspects of time that does not accord any kind of a priori privilege to the one over the other.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/0191453710366214
Field of Research 220317 Poststructuralism
Socio Economic Objective 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, Sage Publications
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30061047

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