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Social Theory after the Holocaust$
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Robert Fine and Charles Turner

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780853239659

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846314087

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Friends and Others: Lessing's Die Juden and Nathan der Weise

Friends and Others: Lessing's Die Juden and Nathan der Weise

(p.179) Chapter 9 Friends and Others: Lessing's Die Juden and Nathan der Weise
Social Theory after the Holocaust

Andrew Benjamin

Liverpool University Press

This chapter contains an essay by Andrew Benjamin that tackles the problem of writing about the history of the post-Holocaust image of the Jews in relation to the concepts of friendship. The reason for the usage of friendship is that it opens up a way to the political and intimate form of particularity. Benjamin uses literature and philosophy, (particularly Lessing's Die Juden and Nathan der Weise), to determine the markers of friendship to answer Benjamin's questions: What can be made of friendship? What is it that marks out friendship? The essay concludes by explaining that politics in friendships is impossible in certain perspectives and that intimacy requires continuity, and that all that friendship can comprise of is friendship itself.

Keywords:   post-Holocaust image, friendship, literature, philosophy, Lessing, Die Juden, Nathan der Weise

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