The Creation of the World or Globalization

The Creation of the World or Globalization

by Jean-Luc Nancy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791470261

ISBN-13: 9780791470268

Pub. Date: 02/08/2007

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Appearing in English for the first time, Jean-Luc Nancy’s 2002 book reflects on globalization and its impact on our being-in-the-world. Developing a contrast in the French language between two terms that are usually synonymous, or that are used interchangeably, namely globalisation (globalization) and mondialisation (world-forming), Nancy undertakes a rethinking…  See more details below

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Appearing in English for the first time, Jean-Luc Nancy’s 2002 book reflects on globalization and its impact on our being-in-the-world. Developing a contrast in the French language between two terms that are usually synonymous, or that are used interchangeably, namely globalisation (globalization) and mondialisation (world-forming), Nancy undertakes a rethinking of what “world-forming” might mean. At stake in this distinction is for him nothing less than two possible destinies of our humanity, and of our time. On the one hand, with globalization, there is the uniformity produced by a global economical and technological logic leading to the contrary of an inhabitable world, “the un-world” (l’im-monde)—as Nancy refers to it—an un-world that entails social disintegration, misery, and injustice. And, on the other hand, there is the possibility of an authentic world-forming, that is, of a making of the world and of a making sense that Nancy calls a “creation” of the world. Nancy understands such world-forming in terms of an inexhaustible struggle for justice. This book is an important contribution by Nancy to a philosophical reflection on the phenomenon of globalization and a further development on his earlier works on our being-in-common, justice, and a-theological existence.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791470268
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/08/2007
Series:
SUNY series in Contemporary French Thought Series
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
137
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Translators' Acknowledgments     vii
Translators' Introduction     1
Author's Prefatory Note to the English Language Edition     27
Author's Prefatory Note to the French Language Edition     29
Urbi et Orbi     31
Of Creation     57
Creation as Denaturation: Metaphysical Technology     75
Complements     91
Notes     113
Index     127

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