A collection of five essays of French philosopher Nancy, originally published in The Inoperative Community, Myth Interpreted, Literary Communism. : Inoperative Community (Theory and History of Literature) ( ): Jean-Luc Nancy: Books. Jean-Luc Nancy is a French philosopher. Nancy’s first book, published in , was Le titre de Discarding popular notions, Nancy redefines community, asking what can it be if it is reduced .. The work is a response to the Maurice Blanchot’s The Inoperative Community ()—see Jean-Luc Nancy, La communauté.

Author: Arazshura Dijind
Country: Ethiopia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Science
Published (Last): 10 November 2017
Pages: 161
PDF File Size: 16.96 Mb
ePub File Size: 13.60 Mb
ISBN: 338-1-24198-209-9
Downloads: 15928
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Samunris

Athena Villard rated it it was amazing Oct 16, Discarding popular notions, Nancy redefines community, asking what can it be if it iean reduced neither to a collection of separate individuals, nor to a hypostasized communal substance, e. InNancy wrote his book Le sens du monde in which he searched for what we mean when we say that we are living in a world, or in one world; about what we mean when we say that the sense of the world is no longer situated above but within the world.

Nancy and Kant on Nancyy Communities.

Further to their desire to rethink the political, Nancy and Lacoue-Labarthe set up in the same year the Centre de Recherches Philosophiques sur la Politique Centre for Philosophical Research on the Political. Community therefore occupies a singular place: The myth of communion, like communism This would only confirm the idea that the world stands for a lack of sense, or for an ‘object’ to which sense is given from outside by a ‘subject’.

The ultimate goal of human acting is to reach the transparent communist way of life.


Inoperative Community by Jean-Luc Nancy

He has written extensively on film, including The Evidence of Film, a short work on Abbas Kiarostami. He describes our being in the world as an exposure to a naked existence, without the possibility of support by a fundamental metaphysical order or cause.

The Experience of Freedom Nancy therefore tries to think ‘the sense of the world’ out of the transcendental conditions of our existence. Nov 11, Katrinka rated it really liked it. A community is the presentation to its members of their mortal beings The section on literary communism is the highlight of the book.

In it, Hegel’s thesis of the death of art takes a central place. Community is given to us – or we are given and abandoned to the community: Being in the world is being with others, and this being-with is an essential trait—if one can still speak of essence; rather it is the unsubstantial essence, the being of every being-there. These often circle around social and political philosophical problems, like the question how to develop our modern society with the twentieth century knowledge that political projects that start by trying to build society according to a well-defined shape or plan have frequently led to political terror and social violence.

Finally I want to point to the fact that Nancy is also a very influential philosopher of art and culture. He taught for a short while in Colmar before becoming an assistant at the Strasbourg Institut de Philosophie in For his analysis, Nancy was inspired by what Carl Schmitt made clear with the slogan: And the interruption is not a myth: What was sought after was a pure and undivided social identity, no longer soiled by the stains of other blood.

It seems so evident, almost banal, and this banality is what counts today. How can Nancy, who explicitly writes against all nostalgia for provincialism, refer to Heidegger who withdrew into his hut in Todtnauberg?


Nancy’s first book appears in Sean Patrick rated it really liked it Nov 14, As much as in his earlier work like L’oubli de la philosophie in as in many other texts like Changement de monde inNancy questions in a very singular way the evidences and rhetorics of our time. Derrida and Nancy on the im possibility.

These places, spread out everywhere, yield up and orient new spaces: Google Books no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

He points at two examples.

In other and fortunately less violent contexts, it is a certain culture of shared values and norms which delivers the foundations for social identity. This model of community is resolutely set in the present and Ths explicitly rejects those models of community particularly Marx-inspired models that situate community as either a lost idyll or future ideal that can never be realized.

Inoperative Community

Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. In the late s and early s, Nancy suffered serious medical problems. The Balkan wars of the nineties, which erupted one by one, are a sad example of that.

Author Information Ignaas Devisch Email: