Rethinking Facticity


Examines the historical context and contemporary relevance of facticity.
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Examines the historical context and contemporary relevance of facticity.
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“Rarely have I read a collection so rich in implicit intersection and contestation, and thus so able to stimulate fresh thought.” — John T. Lysaker, author of You Must Change Your Life: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Birth of Sense
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François Raffoul is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Louisiana State University. His many books include Heidegger and Practical Philosophy (coedited with David Pettigrew), also published by SUNY Press.

Eric Sean Nelson is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and coeditor (with Antje Kapust and Kent Still) of Addressing Levinas.

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Table of Contents


Part I. Phenomenology and Facticity

1. From Phenomenological Immortality to Natality
Anthony J. Steinbock

2. On the Genesis of Heidegger's Formally Indicative Hermeneutics of Facticity
Theodore Kisiel

3. Factical Life and the Need for Philosophy
François Raffoul

Part II. Heidegger and the Hermeneutics of Facticity

4. The Passion of Facticity
Giorgio Agamben

5. The Being-with of the Being-There
Jean-Luc Nancy

6. Heidegger and the Ethics of Facticity
Eric Sean Nelson

7. Intransitive Facticity? A Question to Heidegger
Rudi Visker

Part III. Race, Embodiment, and the Unconscious

8. Can Race Be Thought in Terms of Facticity?
A Reconsideration of Sartre's and Fanon's Existential Theories of Race
Robert Bernasconi

9. Merleau-Ponty on Fact and Essence
Bernard Flynn

10. The Chiasm and the Remainder (How Does Touching Touch Itself?)
Jacob Rogozinski

11. The Unconscious Body in the Psychoanalytic Theory of J. D. Nasio: A Lacanian Perspective
David Pettigrew

Part IV. Contemporary Perspectives

12. Keeping Art to its Edge
Ed Casey

13. Existence Authoritarian: Compulsion, Facticity, and the Philosophy of Identity
Namita Goswami

14. Primordial Attunement, Hardening, and Bearing
Patricia Huntington

15. Re: Thinking Facticity
Gregory Schufreider

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