Philosophical Chronicles

Philosophical Chronicles

by Jean-Luc Nancy
     
 

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In eleven brief, engaging talks originally broadcast on French public radio, Jean-Luc Nancy offers a philosopher's rough and ready account of some of the pressing questions of our day and addresses chronic issues within philosophical inquiry. The fundamental question, which recurs again and again, is whether philosophy is conditioned by the world the philosopher…  See more details below

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In eleven brief, engaging talks originally broadcast on French public radio, Jean-Luc Nancy offers a philosopher's rough and ready account of some of the pressing questions of our day and addresses chronic issues within philosophical inquiry. The fundamental question, which recurs again and again, is whether philosophy is conditioned by the world the philosopher inhabits, or whether it must remain unconditioned by that world.Nancy discusses: terror in relation to religion and capitalism; the relevance of philosophy to life (whether philosophy can be a form of life); the status of god in monotheism; the relevance of politicsas it is defined today; the Heidegger affairand its consequences for philosophy; war, especially in the context of the invasion of Iraq; the role of negativity in philosophical and cultural discourses; artand the variability of its meanings; the predominance of the metaphor of the sun. The essays can be read separately, but together they amount to the striking vision of a philosopher sensitive to the world of his times and attempting to open his own path within it.

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ISBN-13:
9780823227594
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
08/25/2009
Series:
Perspectives in Continental Philosophy
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
84
File size:
146 KB

Meet the Author

Jean-Luc Nancy is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Universit Marc Bloch, Strasbourg. Among the most recent of his many books to be published in English are Corpus; The Ground of the Image; Listening; Dis-Enclosure: The Deconstruction of Christianity; Noli me tangere: On the Raising of the Body; On the Commerce of Thinking: Of Books and Bookstores; and The Truth of Democracy (all Fordham). FRANSON MANJALI is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Semiotics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His recent publications are Literature and Infinity and Meaning, Culture,and Cognition. He is the translator of Jean Petitot, Morphogenesis of Meaning.

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