Loving the other beyond death


Kas Saghafi


Turning to an example provided by Aristotle and taken up by Derrida in Politics of Friendship, which functions as a limit case-loving the other beyond death-I argue that Derrida’s short-lived term, aimance, gently and lovingly contests the primacy given either to love or to friendship in the Western tradition, but also to the living act of loving and the figure of the lover, putting pressure on the very conceptual differences between these terms.

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Oxford Literary Review