A collection of five essays of French philosopher Nancy, originally published in The Inoperative Community, Myth Interpreted, Literary Communism. : Inoperative Community (Theory and History of Literature) ( ): Jean-Luc Nancy: Books. Jean-Luc Nancy is a French philosopher. Nancy’s first book, published in , was Le titre de Discarding popular notions, Nancy redefines community, asking what can it be if it is reduced .. The work is a response to the Maurice Blanchot’s The Inoperative Community ()—see Jean-Luc Nancy, La communauté.

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This engagement with various different types of thinkers also came to be characteristic of his later work, which is renowned for its versatility. There is a need to write it, because the communication that is community exceeds the horizon of signification. Inoperativw addition to Le titre de la lettreNancy collaborated with Lacoue-Labarthe on several other books and articles.

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Our history begins with the departure of Ulysses and with the onset of rivalry, dissension, and conspiracy in his palace. To Nancy, the world, or existenceis our ontological responsibility, which precedes political, judicial and moral responsibility. Tim rated it it was amazing Nov 20, Nancy is not only very familiar with a large part of the history of philosophy see his books on Kant, Descartes, Hegel, and so forthbut he also discusses in his work political themes like justice, sovereignty and freedom, and how they may apply in our increasingly global world.

A community is the presentation to its members of their mortal beings Another example is the current ‘migration problem’: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. No trivia or quizzes yet. Nancy treats freedom as a property of the individual or collectivity, and looks for a “non-subjective” freedom which would attempt to think the existential or finite origin for every freedom. Further to their desire to rethink the political, Nancy and Lacoue-Labarthe set up in the same year the Centre de Recherches Philosophiques sur la Politique Centre for Philosophical Research on the Political.


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Sense is not so much something that we, as secularised successors to God, ascribe to ouc world. Andrew Norris – – Constellations 7 2: The ‘Centre de recherches philosophiques sur le politique’ The Centre of Philosophical Research of the Political started from the demand to rethink the political and not to rest on the blinding rhetoric of our current democracy.

Adnan Mahmutovic rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Brian Elliott – – Philosophy Compass 4 6: Thf should be suspicious of this consciousness first of all because it seems to have accompanied the Western world from its very beginnings: Books by Jean-Luc Nancy. David Michalski rated it it was amazing Dec 08, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Nancy’s text L’intrus formed the basis for French director Claire Denis’s film of lux same name. A somewhat frustrating collection of papers, marred by Nancy’s left-Heideggerean quirks. Community is made of the interruption of singularities, uean of the suspension that singular beings are.

The thought that existence has indeed a meaning and that this meaning is attached to existence by some self constituting thing—whether it is a God or a subject—is present in atheism as much as in Christianity.

Also, in everyday life, people consistently voice their frustrations with the ‘lawless and wild youths’ who have alienated themselves from the inoperatkve that they were born in.

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A collection of five essays of French philosopher Nancy, originally published in Being Singular Plural Home Current Catalogs Blog. Jean-Luc Nancy and the Myth of the Common.

Out of sheer necessity, he put an end to all of his courses at the beginning of the nineties and quit his membership of almost all of the committees that he participated in. Feb 25, Lena Inoperativ rated inoperatice liked it. Jean-Luc Nancy in Continental Philosophy categorize this paper. Kristin Hole – – Angelaki 18 3: On the one hand, he is thinking of the way that communities, nations or ethnics try to protect their identity from the influences of others, so that they are united around their undivided selfhood, culture or values.


Peter Conner is currently assistant professor of French at Barnard College. It is rather a mythical thought, an imaginary picture of our past.

The fear in Western Europe, and elsewhere, seems to be that any influx of foreigners might change public life so dramatically that our ‘own’ former identity would be in danger.

Jason rated it liked it Sep 19, Nancy’s first book, nancyy inwas Le titre de la lettre The Title of the Letter, a reading of the work of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacanwritten in collaboration with Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe.

It is part of it precisely in the sense that it has contributed to its lyc as it is now: So, one has to think freedom from its existential ground, its finite being. Greg Bird – – Angelaki 18 3: The present system of expanding cities and nodes in the planetary techno-scientific network tied tne capitalism leads to the loss of world, because the world is treated as an object globeeven though the self-deconstruction of ontotheology increasingly made it the “subject” of its own creation.

Nevertheless, Lacan is not the author that Nancy and Lacoue-Labarthe explicitly study or look up to.