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Friendship as Sacred Knowing: Overcoming Isolation

Samuel Kimbriel


This work addresses itself to the modern experience of isolation. Stories of loneliness amidst the fragmentation of community are familiar in this age, as are tales of alienation provoked by the insistent indifference of the scientific cosmos. This book delves beneath such stories, arguing that the crisis of isolation in the present age betokens a more fundamental incoherence within the modern rational subject. Part I seeks to work through the structure of this crisis by examining both its historical origins and its current difficulties. Its central argument is that the deep habits of modern l ... More

Keywords: friendship, knowledge, isolation, enquiry, reason, loneliness, love, disengaged

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199363988
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363988.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samuel Kimbriel, author
University of Nottingham

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