The Creation of the World or Globalization

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Philosophical reflections on the phenomenon of globalization.
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“…the writer has developed a unique interpretation of subjectivity and experience as a critical basis for rethinking community … It is impossible not to be impressed by a book in which nothing, from the poetics of the writing to the final proposition, is overemphasized or strained.” — Social & Legal Studies

“…recently translated into English … the book reframes a question from earlier days; what does it mean to exist with others in a world whose disparate global parts are increasingly being brought together and unified?” — The Kelvingrove Review

“Graced by a lucid introduction from his superb translators, Jean-Luc Nancy’s The Creation of the World or Globalization plots the creative world-forming possibilities by which, in the name of a certain justice, the nihilism of globalization may be resisted. The future of the world hangs in the balance; Nancy makes a brilliant contribution to thinking new beginnings.” — David Wood, author of The Step Back: Ethics and Politics after Deconstruction

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791470268
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 2/8/2007
  • Series: SUNY series in Contemporary French Thought
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 137
  • Sales rank: 1,281,957
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

JJean-Luc Nancy is Professor of Political Philosophy and Media Aesthetics at the European Graduate School in Switzerland. He is the coauthor (with Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe) of The Title of the Letter: A Reading of Lacan and The Literary Absolute: The Theory of Literature in German Romanticism, both also published, in translation, by SUNY Press.

François Raffoul is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Louisiana State University, and David Pettigrew is Professor of Philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University. In addition to translating The Title of the Letter, they have translated many other books, including The Book of Love and Pain: Thinking at the Limit with Freud and Lacan by Juan-David Nasio, also published by SUNY Press.

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Table of Contents

Translators’ Acknowledgments
Translators’ Introduction

Author’s Prefatory Note to the English Language Edition
Author’s Prefatory Note to the French Language Edition

I. Urbi et Orbi

II. Of Creation

III. Creation as Denaturation: Metaphysical Technology

IV. Complements


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