Veritie hidde: amity, law, miscellany

Peter Goodrich

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The choral character of the academy, the bark of fashion and the other signs of the times register dimly a species of collective affect to research and writing. The offices of the academic include amity and its attendant aspirations of altruism, loyalty and selflessness but these intimate interiors of intellect are seldom if ever acknowledged, let alone analysed. Starting from the symptomatic text of a failed epistolary intimacy and abandoned project of friendship between Giorgio Agamben and Jean-Luc Nancy, this apparently irascible essay tracks the vanishing figure of intimacy in juristic and literary texts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-155
Number of pages19
JournalLaw and Humanities
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2017


  • Agamben
  • Flicke
  • Law
  • amity
  • literature
  • philology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Law


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