The Gravity of Thought

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A meditation on the changing role of philosophy in a postmodernist context, the two essays gathered here—The Forgetting of Philosophy and The Weight of a Thought—represent some of the themes that have recently occupied Nancy's thought.
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A meditation on the changing role of philosophy in a postmodernist context, the two essays gathered here—The Forgetting of Philosophy and The Weight of a Thought—represent some of the themes that have recently occupied Nancy's thought.
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A student of Derrida, Nancy (philosophy, U. of Strasbourg, France) ponders the changing role of philosophy in a postmodern context while resisting the lure of a return to earlier constructions. The two essays, The Forgetting of Philosophy (1986) and The Weight of a Thought (1991) were published separately, and then in a single volume in 1993 by Les <'E>ditions le Griffon d'argile in Quebec. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Translator's Preface
Acknowledgments
Gravity: Introductory Remarks 1
Pt. 1 The Forgetting of Philosophy
1 Prefatory Note 7
2 Introduction 9
3 The Schema of the Return 13
4 The Will to Meaning 17
5 The Displacement of Meaning 27
6 The Project of the Subject 31
7 Meaning Signified 37
8 The Exhaustion of Signification 43
9 The West at Its Ends 47
10 Being Exposed to the Limit 51
11 The Simple Truth 53
12 We Are Meaning 57
13 On Wonder 65
14 On Passivity 69
Pt. 2 The Weight of a Thought 75
Notes 85
Index 91
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