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Single Idea 8224

[catalogued under 2. Reason / C. Styles of Reason / 3. Eristic]

Full Idea

'Eris' is the Greek divinity of discord, conflict, and strife, the complementary opposite of Philia, the divinity of union and friendship.

Gist of Idea

'Eris' is the divinity of conflict, the opposite of Philia, the god of friendship


G Deleuze / F Guattari (What is Philosophy? [1991], 1.2 n)

Book Reference

Deleuze/Guattari: 'What is Philosophy?' [Verso 1994], p.43

A Reaction

Are these actual gods? This interestingly implies that the wonders of dialectic and Socrates' elenchus are simply aspects of friendship, which was elevated by Epicurus to the highest good. The Greeks just wanted wonderful friends and fine speeches.