In this piece I assess the account of friendship Kant gives at the conclusion of the Metaphysics of Morals, indicating the importance of it in terms of his view of humanity. In the process the nature of Kantian friendship will be connected both to the discussion of attractive and repulsive forces and to the description of the sublime. The discussion of it will suggest ways of responding to the reading provided by Derrida in his Politics of Friendship.
Banham, G. (2012)., Kantian friendship, in J. Jansen (ed.), Critical communities and aesthetic practices, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 171-180.
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