Between mourning and magnetism
Derrida and Waldenfels on the art of hospitality
Plutarch recounts a scene in the life of the Athenian lawmaker Solon (sixth century BC), when another Greek sage, Anacharsis, has come to visit: “Anacharsis, coming to Athens, knocked at Solon’s door, and told him, that he, being a stranger, was come to be his guest, and contract a friendship with him; and Solon replying, ‘It is better to make friends at home,’ Anacharsis replied, ‘Then you that are at home make friendship with me.’”
Yates, C. (2011)., Between mourning and magnetism: Derrida and Waldenfels on the art of hospitality, in R. Kearney & K. Semonovitch (eds.), Phenomenologies of the stranger, New York, Fordham University Press, pp. 258-273.
This document is unfortunately not available for download at the moment.