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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A theory of community put forward by French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy which rejects the idea that community can be produced through work. Symbols like the headscarf of Muslim females, for example, play an important role in that debate and are at the basis of hot political discussions on the identity and the values of many European nations. But over the past ten years, Nancy has also sought to depart from this mode and to pursue in a more independent fashion the notion of difference to which his work has pointed.

For the moment, now over sixty, he is a very active philosopher.

References and Further Reading Major works of Nancy: It is not a loss: Otherwise, there would be no need to write and no way to write it. This text was already published inin a number of Paragraphfully dedicated to Nancy’s work.

Theories, Methods and Cases. He has also published books on Heidegger, Kant, Hegel and Descartes. In it, he examined what part sovereignty can still play in contemporary political and social thinking.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. His philosophical scope is very broad: All myths are primal scenes Distinct from society which is a simples association and division of forces and needs and opposed to emprise which dissolves community by submitting its people to its arms and to its glorycommunity is not only intimate communication between its members, but also its organic communion communigy its own essence.


Nancy has written about the filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami and featured prominently in the film The Ister. Deconstructing Christianity Nxncy through the problem of globalisation means for Nancy at the same time deconstructing Christianity. For Nancy, however, this heart is not a heart. Search Site only in current section.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. One goes looking for him in his own national territory and disqualifies him in a moral way. He graduated in philosophy in in Paris. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Books by Jean-Luc Nancy. Without working this through here, it is worth mentioning that Nancy quite consistently refers to Lacan, or to psychoanalysis in general, and most of the time in quite a critical way.

Nov 14, Jay rated it it was amazing. It is interrupted at that precise and familiar point where we know that it is all a myth. Thus Nancy says we have to think ‘world’ as beings who are always already in the world.

There is no longer a declaration of war from one sovereign to another, but an application of international law in the name of humanity in general. Otherwise its meditations are provocative and beautifully strung.


Jean-Luc Nancy (1940—)

So, being-there is being-with, to exist is to coexist. Be the first to ask a question about Inoperative Community. There’s nothing hidden anymore behind the question of the world.


Philosophy and Social Criticism19, Search within my subject specializations: However, Nancy didn’t wait until to extend his academic career.

If we take this moral inclination for a community of people with the same identity as a political longing, one is not that far removed from the logic of many nationalisms that are still present in Western Europe today.

In his interest in Heidegger, Nancy is touching the problem of community at its deepest core. Edited by Peter Conner Foreword by Christopher Fynsk In this powerful work, Jean-Luc Nancy examines community as an idea that has dominated modern thought and traces its relation to concepts of experience, discourse, and the individual.

And the interruption is not a myth: There is nothing new about that and yet, he does not stop telling us. Heidegger was convinced the national-socialist movement would guarantee a collective escape from an improper existence. Scott rated it really liked it Feb 08, The Sense of Philosophy. This reluctance to talk about sovereignty on the one hand, and the full use of its symbolic values on the other, were the motivations for Nancy to write a text about the Gulf War.

Finitude communkty, that is to say it is exposed: This is what constitutes the interruption: The ‘sense of the world’ is in no way still given by a creator. He wants to make clear that the political, juridical or moral responsibility in concrete situations is based on a preceding ontological responsibility.