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Politics & Social Sciences

Sexistence

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(5 reviews)

Sex, more than just a part of our experience, troubles our conceptions of existence. Drawing on a fascinating array of sources, ancient and modern, philosophical and literary, Jean-Luc Nancy explores and upholds the... See More

$17.99 Price verified 23 hours ago
Politics & Social Sciences

Corpus (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy)

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(12 reviews)

How have we thought "the body"? How can we think it anew? The body of mortal creatures, the body politic, the body of letters and of laws, the "mystical body of Christ" -- all these (and others) are incorporated in the word... See More

$23.49 $30.99 Save 24% Price verified 11 hours ago
Health, Fitness & Dieting

Coming

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(4 reviews)

Coming is a lyrical, erudite examination of the French notion of jouissance. How did jouissance evolve from referring to the pleasure of possessing a material thing (property, wealth) to the pleasure of orgasm, from... See More

$17.99 $20.90 Save 14% Price verified 14 hours ago
Politics & Social Sciences

On the Commerce of Thinking: Of Books and Bookstores

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(5 reviews)

Jean-Luc Nancy's On the Commerce of Thinking concerns the particular communication of thoughts that takes place by means of the business of writing, producing, and selling books. His reflection is born out of his relation to... See More

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Politics & Social Sciences

Derrida, Supplements

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When Jean-Luc Nancy first encountered the work of Jacques Derrida in the 1960s, he knew he was hearing something new, a voice genuinely of its time. Thinking with and against each other over the course of their long... See More

$33.25 Price verified 20 hours ago
Politics & Social Sciences

After Fukushima: The Equivalence of Catastrophes

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(9 reviews)

The renowned philosopher offers "a powerful reflection on our times... and the fate of our civilization, as revealed by the catastrophe of Fukushima" (François Raffoul, Louisiana State University). In 2011, a tsunami... See More

$12.99 Price verified 17 minutes ago

Expectation: Philosophy, Literature

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(5 reviews)

"A courtship between philosophy and literature that has never been presented with such wit, grace, and finesse" from one of France's leading thinkers (Jean-Michel Rabaté, from the Introduction). Expectation is a major... See More

$11.99 Price verified 2 days ago
Literature & Fiction

The Fall of Sleep

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(3 reviews)

Philosophers have largely ignored sleep, treating it as a useless negativity, mere repose for the body or at best a source for the production of unconscious signs out of the night of the soul. In an extraordinary... See More

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Politics & Social Sciences

What's These Worlds Coming To? (Forms of Living)

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(4 reviews)

The eminent philosopher and an emerging astrophysicist return to the ancient art of cosmology in a study of plural worlds and their rebuilding. Our contemporary challenge, according to Jean-Luc Nancy and Aurelien Barrau, is... See More

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Politics & Social Sciences

Intoxication (Idiom: Inventing Writing Theory)

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(3 reviews)

From Plato's Symposium to Hegel's truth as a "Bacchanalian revel," from the Bacchae of Euripedes to Nietzsche, philosophy holds a deeply ambivalent relation to the pleasures of intoxication. At the same time, from Baudelaire... See More

$17.99 Price verified one day ago
Literary Criticism

The Disavowed Community (Commonalities)

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(4 reviews)

Over thirty years after Maurice Blanchot writes The Unavowable Community (1983) -- a book that offered a critical response to an early essay by Jean-Luc Nancy on "the inoperative community" -- Nancy responds in turn with The... See More

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Politics & Social Sciences

The Banality of Heidegger (5 3/8 X 7 7/8)

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(2 reviews)

Heidegger and Nazism: Ever since the philosopher's public involvement in state politics in 1933, his name has necessarily been a part of this unsavory couple. After the publication in 2014 of the private Black Notebooks, it... See More

$20.99 $23.75 Save 12% Price verified 3 hours ago
Literary Criticism

Ego Sum: Corpus, Anima, Fabula

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(1 review)

First published in 1979 but never available in English until now, Ego Sum challenges, through a careful and unprecedented reading of Descartes's writings, the picture of Descartes as the father of modern philosophy: the... See More

$26.60 $29.45 Save 10% Price verified 17 hours ago
Politics & Social Sciences

Identity: Fragments, Frankness (Commonalities)

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Identity: Fragments, Frankness is a rich and powerful essay on the notion of identity and on how it operates in our contemporary world. In contrast to the various attempts to cling to established identities or to associate... See More

$17.99 Price verified one day ago
Politics & Social Sciences

Démocratie, dans quel État ? (French Edition)

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(5 reviews)

"Qu'est-ce qu'un démocrate, je vous prie ? C'est là un mot vague, banal, sans acception précise, un mot en caoutchouc." Cette question, ce jugement sans appel d'Auguste Blanqui datent d'un siècle et demi mais gardent une... See More

$8.99 Price verified 4 hours ago
Politics & Social Sciences

Democracy and Community

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(3 reviews)

The concept of community is tainted by the events of the twentieth century, frequently appropriated by totalitarian regimes for the purposes of exclusion and oppression. In this dialogue with Peter Engelmann, philosopher... See More

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Politics & Social Sciences

Excluding the Jew Within Us

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Why does anti-Semitism seem to be so deeply engrained in our societies, our institutions and our attitudes? To answer this question we need to look beyond our current practices and see that anti-Semitism has much deeper... See More

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Politics & Social Sciences

An All-Too-Human Virus

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(6 reviews)

In the past, pandemics were considered divine punishment, but we now understand the biological characteristics of viruses and we know they are spread through social interaction. What used to be divine has become human - all... See More

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