Jean-Luc Nancy

Jean-Luc Nancy is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg. His wide-ranging thought is developed in many books, including Expectation: Philosophy, Literature; The Possibility of a World; The Banality of Heidegger; The Disavowed Community; and, with Adèle Van Reeth, Coming (all Fordham).

 

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  1. Portrait

    Portrait

    Written by Jean-Luc Nancy, Translated by Sarah Clift and Simon Sparks, Introduced by Jeffrey S. Librett

    Series Lit Z

    Fordham University Press

    Suspended between likeness and strangeness, portraiture can identify an individual only at the moment of its advancement and withdrawal. Examining 36 portraits across two millennia, Nancy shows how, despite photograph’s ubiquity,... Learn More
    Published: 12th June 2018
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  2. Expectation

    Expectation

    Philosophy, Literature

    Written by Jean-Luc Nancy, Translated by Robert Bononno, Introduced by Jean-Michel Rabaté

    Fordham University Press

    Expectation is a collection of critical texts on literature written between 1977 and 2012 and now made available for the first time in English.... Learn More
    Published: 3rd October 2017
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  3. The Possibility of a World
    Jean-Luc Nancy discusses his life’s work with Pierre-Philippe Jandin. As Nancy looks back on his philosophical texts, he thinks anew about democracy, community, jouissance, love, Christianity, and the arts.... Learn More
    Published: 8th August 2017
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  4. The Banality of Heidegger

    The Banality of Heidegger

    Written by Jean-Luc Nancy, Translated by Jeff Fort

    Fordham University Press

    Jean-Luc Nancy provides an analysis of the anti-Semitic aspects of Heidegger’s recently published Black Notebooks. Nancy refers to a philosophical or “historial” anti-Semitism marked, nonetheless, by the “banality” of... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2017
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  5. Coming

    Coming

    Written by Jean-Luc Nancy, With Adèle Van Reeth, Translated by Charlotte Mandell

    Fordham University Press

    Coming by Jean-Luc Nancy is a lyrical examination of the French notion of jouissance. How did jouissance evolve from referring to the pleasure of ownership to the pleasure of orgasm? The philosophers Adèle van Reeth and Jean-Luc... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2016
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  6. Heidegger, Philosophy, and Politics
    In February of 1988, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Jacques Derrida, and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe came together in Heidelberg before a large audience to discuss, in French, the philosophical and political implications of Martin Heidegger’s... Learn More
    Published: 20th September 2016
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  7. The Disavowed Community

    The Disavowed Community

    Written by Jean-Luc Nancy, Translated by Philip Armstrong

    Series Commonalities

    Fordham University Press

    Over thirty years after Maurice Blanchot writes The Unavowable Community—a book outlining a critical response to Jean-Luc Nancy’s early proposal for thinking an “inoperative community”—The Disavowed Community offers... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2016
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  8. The Common Growl
    An impressive collection bringing together contributions of renowned scholars on the topic of a "New Poetics of Community" that goes beyond both a romantic nostalgia for homogeneity and the myths of social engineering and rational... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2016
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  9. Ego Sum

    Ego Sum

    Corpus, Anima, Fabula

    Written by Jean-Luc Nancy, Translated by Marie-Eve Morin

    Fordham University Press

    Ego Sum proposes a provocative and unprecedented reading of Descartes. By paying attention to mode of presentation of Descartes’s philosophy, Nancy challenges our common understanding of the Cogito and shows how Descartes’s... Learn More
    Published: 2nd May 2016
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  10. Intoxication

    Intoxication

    Written by Jean-Luc Nancy, Translated by Philip Armstrong

    Series Idiom: Inventing Writing Theory

    Fordham University Press

    Philosophy holds an ambivalent relation to the pleasures of intoxication, this excess that both fascinates and questions philosophy’s sober ambitions for conceptual clarity and appropriate behavior. Displacing established dualities—mind... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2015
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  11. Identity

    Identity

    Fragments, Frankness

    Written by Jean-Luc Nancy, Translated by François Raffoul

    Series Commonalities

    Fordham University Press

    A powerful essay on identity and its fate in our contemporary world. Against various attempts to cling to established identities, Nancy shows that an identity is always open: to alterity and its transformations. Ultimately, one... Learn More
    Published: 14th November 2014
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  12. What's These Worlds Coming To?

    What's These Worlds Coming To?

    Written by Jean-Luc Nancy and Aurélien Barrau, Translated by Travis Holloway and Flor Méchain, Foreword by David Pettigrew

    Series Forms of Living

    Fordham University Press

    One of the world’s leading philosophers and an emerging astrophysicist revive the ancient philosophical practice of cosmology for our time. Jean-Luc Nancy and Aurélien Barrau’s collaboration is a study of life, plural worlds,... Learn More
    Published: 22nd October 2014
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  13. After Fukushima

    After Fukushima

    The Equivalence of Catastrophes

    Written by Jean-Luc Nancy, Translated by Charlotte Mandell

    Fordham University Press

    In an era of catastrophes natural and man-made, a great French philosopher ponders human responsibility. Exclusive to this English edition are two interviews with the author.... Learn More
    Published: 15th October 2014
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  14. Being Nude

    Being Nude

    The Skin of Images

    Written by Jean-Luc Nancy and Federico Ferrari, Translated by Anne O'Byrne and Carlie Anglemire

    Fordham University Press

    26 reflections on nude images from the history of Western art including Rembrandt, Goya, David Hockney and Nan Golden. The authors, both philosophers, develop an approach to the nude that involves shedding preconceived concepts... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2014
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  15. Corpus II
    Corpus II is a collection of recent essays by Jean-Luc Nancy dealing with embodiment, sexuality, pleasure and the crossing of borders and boundaries. It is both a celebration of our sexual existence and an unflinching philosophical... Learn More
    Published: 18th October 2013
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  16. The Pleasure in Drawing

    The Pleasure in Drawing

    Written by Jean-Luc Nancy, Translated by Philip Armstrong

    Fordham University Press

    Originally written for an exhibition Nancy curated at the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon in 2007, the text addresses the medium of drawing in light of form in its formation, of form as a formative force, opening drawing to questions... Learn More
    Published: 16th July 2013
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