Jean-Luc Nancy and the Thinking of Otherness: Philosophy and Powers of Existence - Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy (Paperback)
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Jean-Luc Nancy and the Thinking of Otherness: Philosophy and Powers of Existence - Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy (Paperback)

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Jean-Luc Nancy and the Thinking of Otherness is the first book in English to provide a sustained account of the relationship between Nancy, Levinas and Heidegger. It investigates Jean-Luc Nancy's reading of Heidegger, focusing on the question of Being-with, and starting with the problem of otherness in Heidegger, the book goes on to establish a dialogue between Nancy and the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas. With intellectual agility and command of cinema, literature and visual art, Daniele Rugo insists on the critical significance of Nancy's project for any future philosophy attempting to define itself beyond foundational acts, and according to the continuous crossings at the heart of existence. By discussing Nancy alongside Heidegger and Levinas, Rugo underlines the essential indecision between philosophy-as-literature and philosophy as the re-appropriation of the question of Being. Rugo offers unexpected associations which return thinking to the play of specificity, rather than restricting it to the passage of abstract formulations.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472591302
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 322 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm


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This is a rich and brilliant study of Jean-Luc Nancy's thought, bringing to the fore his relation with other thinkers, in particular Heidegger and Levinas...a brilliant discussion of Nancy's thinking, provocative and imaginative, well-researched and rich. It certainly deserves to be a reference for anyone who wants to explore further Nancy's work. -- Francois Raffoul, Louisiana State University * Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *
The book is written in clear prose and provides lucid in-depth explanations of all the philosophers with which the book engages Hence the book succeeds in putting into dialogue vastly different thinkers without using anyone of them as a mere foil. * PhoenEx *
Jean-Luc Nancy and the Thinking of Otherness offers an incisive, rigorous, and compelling initiative in the reception of Nancy's writings. Rethinking the complex entanglements between Heidegger, Levinas, and Nancy around the motifs of otherness, co-existence, and being-with, as well as addressing the decisive role that Spinoza plays in Nancy's writings on the body, the book opens toward a "contrapuntal sociality" that derives as much from cinema as from Nancy's own "absolute realism." Rugo's text will no doubt shape readings of Nancy's work to come. -- Philip Armstrong, Department of Comparative Studies, The Ohio State University, USA
Jean-Luc Nancy and the Thinking of Otherness is a highly original contribution to the ongoing reception of Nancy's philosophy. No previous work has engaged so carefully with his relation to the thought of Heidegger and Levinas. Rugo's subtle and penetrating analyses will be of enormous value to students and scholars working with Nancy and to all those interested in contemporary philosophy. -- Ian James, Lecturer in French, University of Cambridge, UK
What does it mean to be with others from the beginning? How can existence be pushed to the limit at which its powers manifest themselves? Daniele Rugo's answers to these questions result from an original inquiry into the work of French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy. -- Alexander Garcia Duttmann, Professor of Philosophy and Visual Culture, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

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