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Nancy, Jean-Luc

Works: 633 works in 1,729 publications in 5 languages and 31,340 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author of introduction, Editor, Translator, Director, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Interviewee, Actor, Collaborator, Other, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Curator, Annotator, Performer, jt , Publishing director
Classifications: B2430.N363, 194
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The literary absolute the theory of literature in German romanticism by Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe ( )
6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The title of the letter a reading of Lacan by Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe ( )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member 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
Retreating the political by Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe ( )
14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book assembles the key essays of two of the most celebrated continental philosophers and provides a sharp and highly original recasting of the notion of the political today
The ground of the image by Jean-Luc Nancy ( )
13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member 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
Making sense for an effective aesthetics ( )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical chronicles by Jean-Luc Nancy ( )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In eleven brief, engaging talks originally broadcast on French public radio, Jean-Luc Nancy offers a philosopher's account of some of the pressing questions of our day and addresses chronic issues within philosophical inquiry. The fundamental question is whether philosophy is conditioned by the world the philosopher inhabits, or whether it must remain unconditioned by that world. The essays amount to the vision to a philosopher sensitive to the world and attempting to open his path within it."--BOOK JACKET
The experience of freedom by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in French and English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dis-enclosure : the deconstruction of Christianity by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member 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. [4] of cover
The muses by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member 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
Who comes after the subject? by Eduardo Cadava ( Book )
11 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Listen : a history of our ears by Peter Szendy ( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this intimate meditation on listening, Peter Szendy examines what the role of the listener is, and has been, through the centuries. The role of the composer is clear, as is the role of the musician, but where exactly does the listener stand in relation to the music s/he listens to? What is the responsibility of the listener? Does a listener have any rights, as the author and composer have copyright? Szendy explains his love of musical arrangement (since arrangements allow him to listen to someone listening to music), and wonders whether it is possible in other ways to convey to others how w
The inoperative community by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sense of the world by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Being singular plural by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 376 WorldCat member 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
The birth to presence by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Re-treating religion deconstructing Christianity with Jean-Luc Nancy ( )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Listening by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member 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
Hegel : the restlessness of the negative by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'Absolu littéraire : théorie de la littérature du romantisme allemand by Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe ( Book )
14 editions published in 1978 in French and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The truth of democracy by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
23 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Luc-Nancy, Jean
Nancy, Jean-Luc, 1940-
Nanshī, Jan-Ryukku 1940-
Nānsī, Žān-Lūk 1940-
Нанси, Ж.-Л. (Жан-Люк), 1940-
Нанси, Жан-Люк, 1940-
ננסי, ז׳אן־לוק
ナンシー, ジャン=リュック
English (247)
French (37)
German (6)
Spanish (3)
Greek, Modern (1)