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.

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The interruption of myth – and the interruption of myth s the passion of and for community – disjoins myth from itself, or withdraws it from itself. With Derrida, Nancy affirms in several interviews, he had the impression that, after Sartre, something new and very contemporary was born in philosophy. Kean theme of community is one of the main and most interesting threads throughout Nancy’s work, but there are numerous other themes and questions in his work.

Edited by Peter Conner Inopedative by Christopher Fynsk In this powerful work, Jean-Luc Nancy examines community as an idea that has dominated modern thought and traces its relation to concepts of experience, discourse, and the individual. Being Singular Plural Nancy and Kant on Inoperative Communities.

In his book Le sens du monde The Sense of the Worldhe asks what we mean by saying that we live in one world, and how our sense of the world is changed by saying that it is situated within the world, rather than above or apart from it.


The painting is not a representation of the empirical world—understood in the platonic, metaphysical way—but a presentation of world, of sense, of existence: Lacoue-Labarthe spans the history of philosophy from Plato and Aristotle to Hegel, Nietzsche, Freud, and Heidegger, and addresses such major moments in the history of literature as Greek tragedy and German romanticism.

Well beyond the medium that it also is, cinema adds up an element: The present system of expanding cities and nodes in the planetary techno-scientific network tied to capitalism leads to the loss of world, because the world is treated as an object globeeven though the self-deconstruction commuinty ontotheology increasingly made it the “subject” of its own creation. Theories of Community in Habermas, Nancy and Agamben: The section on literary communism is the highlight of the book.

Inoperative Community

View all 4 comments. This [Caravaggio’s] painting paints the threshold of existence. He underwent a heart transplant and his recovery was made more difficult by a long-term fight with cancer. It is interrupted at that precise and familiar point where we know that it is all a myth.

For Nancy, the contingency of our naked existence is not in the first place a moral problem.

By means of humanitarian interventions one wants to apply international law in places where it is violated. Or, it loses the with or the together that defines it. We should become suspicious, Nancy says, of the retrospective consciousness of the lost community and its identity:.

In this powerful work, Jean-Luc Nancy examines community as an idea that has dominated modern thought and traces its relation to concepts of experience, discourse, and the individual.

The Centre had too often been the mere successive reception of speakers, rather than a common space with common concerns. A somewhat frustrating collection of papers, marred by Nancy’s left-Heideggerean quirks.


He always maintains a very singular voice and perspective. The modern society, the Gesellschaft, stands for the opposite of the warm and cosy pre-modern community, the Gemeinschaft.

He becomes literally inhuman: George – – International Studies in Philosophy 35 1: Inopetative Logic and Mathematics.

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James The Fragmentary Demand The French word ‘immanence’ means to be fully present with oneself, to be closed upon oneself. Medicine and health Music Names studies Performing arts Philosophy.

At first sight, Nancy seems to limit himself to a sort of affirmation of the status quo of the world as it is, and it seems that he affirms the common idea that since the collapse of the former socialist states we would live in an accomplished humanity. I have no idea how to rate this book. This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat On the one hand, he is thinking of the way that communities, nations or ethnics try to protect their identity from the influences of others, so that they are united around their undivided selfhood, culture or values.

Lacan Nancy’s first book appears in To Nancy, Heidegger is the philosopher who handles this question in a quite ambiguous way and that makes him controversial, still today.