Most widely held works about Jean-Luc Nancy
Most widely held works by Jean-Luc Nancy
The title of the letter a reading of Lacan by Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe ( Book )
16 editions published between 1973 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 756 libraries worldwide
This book is a close reading of Jacques Lacan's seminal essay, "The Agency of the Letter in the Unconscious or Reason Since Freud," selected for the particular light it casts on Lacan's complex relation to linguistics, psychoanalysis, and philosophy. It clarifies the way Lacan renews or transforms the psychoanalytic field, through his diversion of Saussure's theory of the sign, his radicalization of Freud's fundamental concepts, and his subversion of dominant philosophical values. The authors argue, however, that Lacan's discourse is marked by a deep ambiguity: while he invents a new "language," he nonetheless maintains the traditional metaphysical motifs of systemacity, foundation, and truth.
The literary absolute : the theory of literature in German romanticism by Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe ( Book )
7 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and French and held by 662 libraries worldwide
The ground of the image by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 653 libraries worldwide
If anything marks the image, it is a deep ambivalence. Denounced as superficial, illusory, and groundless, images are at the same time attributed with exorbitant power and assigned a privileged relation to truth. In this collection of writings on images and visual art, the author explores this through an extraordinary range of references.
The muses by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 488 libraries worldwide
Jean-Luc Nancy's probing analysis of art and the sensible presentation of an idea examines why there are several arts and not just one. He uses Hegel's conclusions in Aesthetics and the Phenomenology of Spirit as support for his theory.
The inoperative community by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
27 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 440 libraries worldwide
Un essai qui prend l'époque à revers pour répondre à la question de la faillite de la communauté.
The sense of the world by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
15 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in French and English and held by 435 libraries worldwide
The experience of freedom by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 432 libraries worldwide
Cette thèse comporte : 1) un ouvrage inédit, proprement intitulé "l'expérience de la liberté". Il examine la question de la liberté aujourd'hui, en tant que question laissée en suspens dans la pensée de Heidegger. Le point de départ en est l'impossibilité de conserver aucun concept métaphysique de la liberté dans une pensée qui prend acte de la "fin" de la métaphysique elle-même. On cherche donc moins à élaborer un nouveau concept qu'à mettre la pensée à l'épreuve d'une expérience d'où, avec l'existence (en son sens heideggerien) elle procède nécessairement, mais qu'elle ne saurait se réapproprier. On essaie de montrer en quoi cette expérience engage nécessairement la communauté comme telle, et en quoi elle confronte la pensée à une réalité insoutenable du mal. De toutes les manières, il s'agit moins d'un objet de pensée que d'une pensée - à la limite de l'insoutenable : que l'être nous soit librement offert. 2) un ensemble de travaux publiés, choisis pour leurs rapports avec le thème de cette expérience, et dont la liste figure en annexe au précedent travail.
Being singular plural by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 411 libraries worldwide
"This book consists of an extensive essay from which the book takes its title and five shorter essays that are internally related to "Being Singular Plural." One of the strongest strands in Nancy's philosophy is his attempt to rethink community and the very idea of the social in a way that does not ground these ideas in some individual subject or subjectivity. The fundamental argument of the book is that being is always "being with," that "I" is not prior to "we," that existence is essentially co-existence. The five shorter essays impressively translate the philosophical insight of "Being Singular Plural" into sophisticated discussions of national sovereignty, war and technology, identity politics, the Gulf War, and the tragic plight of Sarajevo. The essay "Eulogy for the Melee," in particular, is a brilliant discussion of identity and hybridism that resonates with many contemporary social concerns."--BOOK JACKET.
Who comes after the subject ( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
The creation of the world, or, Globalization by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 382 libraries worldwide
"Appearing in English for the first time, Jean-Luc Nancy's 2002 book reflects on globalization and its impact on our being-in-the-world. Developing a contrast in the French language between two terms that are usually synonymous, or that are used interchangeably, namely globalisation (globalization) and mondialisation (world-forming), Nancy undertakes a rethinking of what "world-forming" might mean. At stake in this distinction is for him nothing less than two possible destinies of our humanity, and of our time. This book is an important contribution by Nancy to a philosophical reflection on the phenomenon of globalization and a further development on his earlier works on our being-in-common, justice, and a-theological existence."--Jacket.
Corpus by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
23 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 364 libraries worldwide
How have we thought 'the body'? How can we think it anew? This title incorporates the body of mortal creatures, the body politic, the body of letters and of laws, and the 'mystical body of Christ'. It offers us an encyclopedia and a polemical program - reviewing classical takes on the "corpus" from Plato, Aristotle, and Saint Paul to Descartes.
Retreating the political by Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe ( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
The birth to presence by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
The speculative remark : one of Hegel's bons mots by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in French and English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
"This work, by one of the most innovative and challenging of contemporary thinkers, pivots on a Remark added by Hegel in 1831 to the second edition of his Science of Logic. As a model of close reading applied both to philosophical texts and the making of philosophical systems, The Speculative Remark played a significant role in transforming the practice of philosophy away from system building to analysis of specific linguistic detail, with meticulous attention to etymological, philological, and rhetorical nuance." "Nancy uses his extended examination of the Remark to delineate certain overall strategies in several Hegelian texts that militate for language-oriented readings of Hegel, as shown in Nancy's redefinition of such key terms as Aufhebung, mediation, and speculation. Nancy's reading progresses from speculative words and propositions to registering the speculative itself. While he avoids analyzing Hegel's system as such, Nancy reconstructs the Hegelian trajectory on a basis of tropes, building from propositions rather than structures, elements, and cycles." "The overview that emerges in the final chapter and epilogue constitutes a broad statement about Hegel's practice and significance, one nuanced by close attention to his deployment of rhetoric and linguistic play. The Speculative Remark thus furnishes a model for a theoretically aware approach to all systematic philosophy, while providing a significant historical contribution to the evolution of contemporary critical theory."--Jacket.
Listening by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 332 libraries worldwide
A lyrical meditation on listening, this book examines sound in relation to the human body. It also explores the mystery of music & its effects on the listener.
Noli me tangere : on the raising of the body by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 311 libraries worldwide
The title essay here is both a contribution to Nancy's project of a 'deconstruction of Christianity' and an exemplum of his writings on art. In analysing the 'Noli me tangere' trope in art, he looks at paintings by Rembrandt, Durer, Titian and others. The book also contains an essay on Mary Magdalene and a lecture for children.
Hegel : the restlessness of the negative by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 309 libraries worldwide
On the commerce of thinking : of books and bookstores by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and French and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Jean-Luc Nancy's On the Commerce of Thinking concerns the particular communication of thoughts that takes place by means of the business of writing, producing, and selling books. His reflection is born out of his relation to the bookstore, in the first place his neighborhood one, but beyond that any such "perfumery, rotisserie, patisserie," as he calls them, dispensaries "of scents and flavors through which something like a fragrance or bouquet of the book is divined, presumed, sensed." On the Commerce of Thinking is thus not only something of a semiology of the specific cu
Dis-enclosure : the deconstruction of Christianity by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 271 libraries worldwide
"This book is ... [an] investigation into what is left of a monotheistic religious spirit--notably, a minimalist faith that is neither confessional nor credulous. Articulating this faith as works and as an objectless hope, Nancy deconstructs Christianity in search of the historical and reflective conditions that provided its initial energy. Working through Blanchot and Nietzsche, re-reading Heidegger and Derrida, Nancy turns to the Epistle of Saint James rather than those of Saint Paul, discerning in it the primitive essence of Christianity as hope. The 'religion that provided the exit from religion, ' as he terms Christianity, consists in the proclamation of an end. It is the proclamation that counts, however, rather than any finality. In this proclamation there is proximity to others and to what was once called parousia. But parousia is no longer presence; it is no longer the return of the Messiah. Rather it is what is near us and does not cease to open and to close, a presence deferred yet imminent. In a demystified age where we are left with a vision of a self-enclosed world--in which humans are no longer mortals facing an immortal being, but entities whose lives are accompanied by the time of their own decline--parousia stands as a question. Can we venture the risk of a decentered perspective, such that the meaning of the world can be found inside and outside, whithin and without our so-immanent world? The deconstruction of Christianity that Nancy proposes is neither a game nor a strategy. it is an invitation to imagine a strange faith that enacts the inadequation of life to itself. Our lives overflow the self-contained boundaries of their biological and sociological interpretations. Out of this excess wells up a fragile, overlooked meaning that is beyond both confessionalism and humanism"--P.  of cover.
The discourse of the Syncope : logodaedalus by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
16 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in French and English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Aesthetics Art Art, Renaissance Arts--Philosophy Books and reading Christian art and symbolism Communities Criticism Criticism, interpretation, etc. Deconstruction Deleuze, Gilles,--1925-1995 Derrida, Jacques Difference (Philosophy) France German literature Germany Globalization--Philosophy Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich,--1770-1831 Heidegger, Martin,--1889-1976 History Human body (Philosophy) Idealism, German Image (Philosophy) Interviews Jesus Christ Kant, Immanuel,--1724-1804 Lacan, Jacques,--1901-1981 Lévinas, Emmanuel Liberty Listening (Philosophy) Mary Magdalene,--Saint Musical criticism Music--Instruction and study Music--Philosophy and aesthetics Nancy, Jean-Luc Ontology Philosophical anthropology Philosophy Philosophy, German Philosophy, Modern Philosophy and religion Political participation Political science--Philosophy Romanticism Sense (Philosophy) Subject (Philosophy) Teleology Thought and thinking Touch Touch--Religious aspects--Christianity
Nancy, Jean Luc
Nancy, Jean Luc 1940-
Nanshī, Jan-Ryukku 1940-
Nānsī, Žān-Lūk 1940-
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