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Nancy, Jean-Luc

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The literary absolute : the theory of literature in German romanticism by Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe( )

35 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ground of the image by Jean-Luc Nancy( )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,799 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
Retreating the political by Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe( )

18 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,774 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 title of the letter : a reading of Lacan by Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe( )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,581 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
Corpus by Jean-Luc Nancy( )

60 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,461 WorldCat member 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
Dis-enclosure : the deconstruction of Christianity by Jean-Luc Nancy( )

19 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,405 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"--Page 4 of cover
Philosophical chronicles by Jean-Luc Nancy( )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,327 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."--Jacket
Listen : a history of our ears by Peter Szendy( )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreword : Ascoltando / by Jean-Luc Nancy -- Prelude and address -- Listening -- Author's rights, listener's rights (journal of our ancestors) -- Writing our listenings : arrangement, translation, criticism -- Our instruments for listening before the law (second journal) -- Listening (to listening) : the construction of the modern ear -- Epilogue : plastic listening
The fall of sleep by Jean-Luc Nancy( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La peine du plaisir, c'est quand il ne peut plus se supporter lui-même. C'est quand il se renonce et ne se permet plus de seulement jouir. Les amants épuisés s'endorment. Le plaisir de la peine, c'est lorsqu'elle insiste, non sans perversité, pour s'entretenir et pour se goûter elle-même en s'irritant plus avant. C'est quand elle se complaît, ne serait-ce que dans sa propre plainte. Elle ne se laisse pas seulement peiner et protester contre la peine, elle consent à s'endormir elle-même en quelque sorte - au sens où l'on dit 'endormir la douleur' - quitte à connaître un réveil redoutable. Dans tous les cas, la défaillance et la chute consistent à ne pas laisser subsister un état avec la tension qui lui est propre. Avec sa tension et son intention : celle de l'activité dans la fatigue, celle de l'intérêt dans l'ennui, celle de l'espoir ou de la confiance dans la détresse, celle du plaisir dans son déplaisir, celle du refus de la peine dans sa délectation morose. Une acuité s'émousse, un élan se perd, une vigilance s'endort
The pleasure in drawing by Jean-Luc Nancy( )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally written for an exhibition Jean-Luc Nancy curated at the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon in 2007, this book addresses the medium of drawing in light of the question of form--of form in its formation, as a formative force, as a birth to form. In this sense, drawing opens less toward its achievement, intention, and accomplishment than toward a finality without end and the infinite renewal of ends, toward lines of sense marked by tracings, suspensions, and permanent interruptions. Recalling that drawing and design were once used interchangeably, Nancy notes that "drawing" designates a design that remains without project, plan, or intention. His argument offers a way of rethinking a number of historical terms (sketch, draft, outline, plan, mark, notation), which includes rethinking drawing in its graphic, filmic, choreographic, poetic, melodic, and rhythmic sense. If drawing is not reducible to any form of closure, it never resolves a tension specific to drawing but allows the pleasure of drawing to come into appearance, which is also the pleasure in drawing, the gesture of a desire that remains in excess of all knowledge. Situating drawing in these terms, Nancy engages a number of texts in which Freud addresses the force of desire in the rapport between aesthetic and sexual pleasure, texts that also turn around the same questions concerning form in its formation, form as a formative force. Between the sections of the text, Nancy has placed a series of "sketchbooks" on drawing, composed of a broad range of quotations on art from different writers, artists, or philosophers"--
What's these worlds coming to? by Jean-Luc Nancy( )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ästrophysicist Aurelien Barrau articulates a major shift in the paradigm of contemporary physics from a universe to a multiverse. Jean-Luc Nancy's essay "Of struction" is a contemporary comment on the project of deconstruction and French poststructuralist thought. Together Nancy and Barrau argue that contemporary thought has shifted from deconstruction to what they carefully call the struction of dis-order ... Back page
After Fukushima : the equivalence of catastrophes by Jean-Luc Nancy( )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, the philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy examines the nature of catastrophes in the era of globalization and technology. Can a catastrophe be an isolated occurrence? Is there such a thing as a "natural" catastrophe when all of our technologies nuclear energy, power supply, water supply are necessarily implicated, drawing together the biological, social, economic, and political, Nancy examines these questions and more. Exclusive to this English edition are two interviews with Nancy conducted by Danielle Cohen-Levinas and Yuji Nishiyama and Yotetsu Tonaki"--
Identity : fragments, frankness by Jean-Luc Nancy( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dense and powerful essay on the notion of identity and national identity, and on how they play in our contemporary world. In contrast with the various attempts to cling to established identities, or to enclose identity within dubious agendas, Nancy shows that an identity is always open: to alterity and its transformations
Adoration : the deconstruction of Christianity II by Jean-Luc Nancy( )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book uses a deconstructive method to bring together the history of Western Monotheism (Christianity, Judaism, Islam) and reflections on contemporary atheism. It develops Nancy's concepts of sense, world, and exposure
The inoperative community by Jean-Luc Nancy( Book )

50 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un essai qui prend l'époque à revers pour répondre à la question de la faillite de la communauté
Listening by Jean-Luc Nancy( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 630 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
The sense of the world by Jean-Luc Nancy( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hay una incertidumbre que nos afecta en todas las constelaciones de mundos en las que vivimos; la pérdida del sentido. Y es que, en un sentido, "tener sentido" significa disponer de una dirección, y por lo tanto requiere de algo separado, "algo otro", en referencia a lo cual orientar ese sentido. Hoy, sin embargo, ya hemos hecho ese tránsito que prescribía la interpretación del sentido, y no nos queda ningún "otro mundo" (ni más adelante en el porvenir, ni enfrente nuestro hacia oriente, ni aún sobre nuestras cabezas más allá de todo mundo), ningún "afuera" (ni siquiera utópico), en relación al cual ir en algún sentido. Aún más: ya no podemos saber siquiera en qué sentido del mundo es el fin del mundo en el cual es significativo hablar del sentido en ese sentido."--Contratapa
The muses by Jean-Luc Nancy( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in French and English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, by one of the most challenging contemporary thinkers, begins with an essay that introduces the principal concern sustained in the four succeeding ones: Why are there several arts and not just one? This question focuses on the point of maximal tension between the philosophical tradition and contemporary thinking about the arts: the relation between the plurality of the human senses--to which the plurality of the arts has most frequently been referred--and sense or meaning in general. Throughout the five essays, Nancy's argument hinges on the culminating formulation of this relation in Hegel's Aesthetics and The Phenomenology of Spirit--art as the sensible presentation of the Idea. Demonstrating once again his renowned ability as a reader of Hegel, Nancy scrupulously and generously restores Hegel's historical argument concerning art as a thing of the past, as that which is negated by the dialectic of Spirit in the passage from aesthetic religion to revealed religion to philosophy. --Publisher description
Noli me tangere : on the raising of the body by Jean-Luc Nancy( )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member 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
On the commerce of thinking : of books and bookstores by Nancy Jean-Luc( )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book by one of France's leading contemporary philosophers celebrates the particular communication of thoughts that takes place by means of the business of writing, producing, and selling books. Nancy's 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 a brilliant semiology of the cultural practice that begins with the unique character of the writer's voice and culminates in a customer's crossing the bookstore threshold, package under arm, on the way home to a comfortable chair. It's also an understated yet persuasive plea in favor of an endangered species."--Jacket
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Retreating the political
The ground of the imageRetreating the politicalThe title of the letter : a reading of LacanCorpusDis-enclosure : the deconstruction of ChristianityPhilosophical chroniclesListen : a history of our earsThe fall of sleep
Alternative Names
Ioannes Luca Nancy

Jean-Luc Nancy filòsof francès

Jean-Luc Nancy filósofo francés

Jean-Luc Nancy filosofo francese

Jean-Luc Nancy Frans filosoof

Jean-Luc Nancy französischer Philosoph

Jean-Luc Nancy French philosopher

Jean-Luc Nancy philosophe français

Luc-Nancy, Jean

Nancy, J. 1940-

Nancy, J.-L. 1940-

Nancy, Jean 1940-

Nancy, Jean-L. 1940-

Nancy, Jean-Luc

Nancy, Jean-Luc, 1940-

Nanshī, J. 1940-

Nanshī, Jan-R. 1940-

Nanshī, Jan-Ryukku 1940-

Nānsī, Ž. 1940-

Nānsī, Žān-Lūk 1940-

Жан-Люк Нанси

Нанси Ж.-Л.

Нанси, Ж.-Л. (Жан-Люк), 1940-

Нанси Жан-Люк

Нанси, Жан-Люк, 1940-

ננסי, ז׳אן־לוק

ננסי, ז׳אן־לוק פילוסוף צרפתי

ژان‌لوک نانسی تاریخ‌نگار و فیلسوف فرانسوی

낭시, 장-뤽 1940-


ナンシー, J-L

ナンシー, ジャン=リュック