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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Nevertheless, he never elaborated a theory of community, just like he has not done so with the other main themes from his work. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.

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Logodaedalus, Paris, Flammarion, But Western philosophy has failed to think this existential love. Despite the closing down of the Centre inNancy’s concern with the question of the political, and that of community, has never disappeared. This engagement with various different types of thinkers also came to be characteristic of his later work, which is renowned for its versatility.

This fragmentary character of his work sometimes makes it difficult to come to grips with, but on the other hand, you get in every book or text a lot of new perspectives and stimulating insights on contemporary political, philosophical and ontological problems. InNancy and Lacoue-Labarthe put an end to the activities of the Centre, because, according to them, its role as a place of encounter ‘had become almost completely dissociated from that as a place of research and questioning’.

Nov 14, Jay rated it it was amazing. To Nancy, the world, or existenceis our ontological responsibility, which precedes political, judicial and moral responsibility.

Don’t have an account? Also the nihilistic claim that existence is meaningless starts from this idea. Well beyond the medium that it also is, cinema adds up an element: Besides offering an excellent analysis of the problem of community, this volume is an interesting naancy to the author Nancy.


The Inoperative Community

inoperafive Jason rated it liked it Sep 19, Author Information Ignaas Devisch Email: Jean-Luc Nancy and the Myth of the Common. Whatever the motives of these wars, the belonging to an ethnic group has been the criterion in making the difference between good and evil, between us and them, between authentic Serbs or real Croats and others.

And why the hell am I spending days and days making notes on this shit??? He points at two examples.

In his interest in Heidegger, Nancy is touching tne problem of community at its deepest core. Literature Literary theory and cultural studies GO.

The lost or broken community can be exemplified in all kinds of ways and by all kinds of paradigms: Far more com,unity, he launches a few theses, offers fragments and traces of thinking, which he then develops further in later texts. Books by Jean-Luc Nancy. All in one, film is ubiquitous, it can take in everything, from one far end of the earth to the other …’ The Evidence of Filmp.

That certainly does not mean that he is only a social or political philosopher. Nancy’s work should be better known, since he successfully combines a certain kind of deconstructive phenomenology that reaches back to Heidegger with an tne in Marxism, hence the question that unites the essays gathered in this book These authors are already evident in the very first books that Nancy published: The Limits of Workplace Community: As such, this nostalgic imagination is innocent, but when it becomes the starting point for a politics of community, the innocence disappears.

One can learn to read Nancy in it, and this is not always an easy job because he starts mostly from a commentary on the work of other authors and develops his own thesis out of this commentary.

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Joshuagooch rated it it was amazing Nov 18, There is nothing new about that commhnity yet, he does not stop telling us. History of Western Philosophy.

Jean-Luc Nancy

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Besides revealing his strategy of thinking, in this text one can also discover the main philosophical themes that Nancy is concerned with in his later work. An atheist’s world is a world in which sense is no longer attached to the world, but where it is the condition of our being-in-the-world as such. There is also a text from a lecture from at the Louvre museum in Paris on the painting ‘The death of the virgin’ by the Italian painter Caravaggio.


Therefore, Nancy says, the longing for an original community is not a reference to a real period in our history. Flemish people are defined as different from Dutch people, nanxy they are neighbours, speak the same language and have almost everything in common. Some fascinating ideas – pushes the project of exorcising the vestiges of the philosophy of the subject farther than I’ve seen elsewhere. The painting is not a representation of the empirical world—understood in the platonic, metaphysical way—but a presentation of world, of sense, of existence: James The Fragmentary Demand This text was already published inin a number of Paragraphfully dedicated to Nancy’s work.

Also, in our time the problem of community is confronted with the further question: When exactly the philosopher Nancy emerged is difficult to ascertain, but it is clear that his first philosophical interests began to arise during his youth in the catholic environment of Bergerac. A lot of his main works, most of which are related to social and political philosophical topics, were published in the nineties and he even comunity a text on his disease.

Bruxelles, Yves Gevaert, One of the teh themes in his work is the question of our being together in contemporary society.

Already in he published with Lacoue-Labarthe a book on the Jena-romantics of the Schlegel brothers.