The first dictionary dedicated to the work of Jean-Luc Nancy – a key figure in the contemporary intellectual landscape. This dictionary considers the full scope of his writing and provides insights into the philosophical and theoretical background to his focus on community and aesthetics. Drawing on an internationally recognised expertise of a multidisciplinary team of contributors, 70 entries explain all of his main concepts, contextualising these within his work as a whole and relating him to his contemporaries. It will appeal to students and scholars alike. ; The first dictionary dedicated to the work of Jean-Luc Nanc, a key figure in the contemporary intellectual landscape. This dictionary considers the full scope of his writing and will provide insights into the philosophical and theoretical background to his focus on community and aesthetics. ; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; Entries A-Z; Bibliography; Notes on Contributors.
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Jean-Luc Nancy is among the most provocative thinkers of art, politics and religion of our time, and this dictionary is everything you wanted to know about his work but didn’t quite know how to ask. As a reference work in gives new insights into his key concepts; as a commentary it shows the trajectory of his ever-expanding opus. You will want to read it from cover to cover.
- Anne O'Byrne, Stony Brook University
Peter Gratton is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has published numerous articles in political, Continental, and intercultural philosophy and is the author of The State of Sovereignty: Lessons from the Political Fictions of Modernity (SUNY Press, 2012). Co-Editor of the influential interdisciplinary journal Society and Space (Environmental Planning D), executive board member of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature, and books editor of Derrida Today, Peter has also edited two works: Traversing the Imaginary (Northwestern University Press, 2007), co-edited with John Mannousakis, and Jean-Luc Nancy and Plural Thinking: Expositions of World, Politics, Art, and Sense (SUNY Press, 2012), co-edited with Marie-Eve Morin.; Marie-Eve Morin is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alberta.