ISBN: 978-0-745-66166-7 September 2014 Polity 250 Pages
In this collection, contemporaries of Nancy and eminent scholars of continental philosophy, including Giorgio Agamben, Étienne Balibar, Ginette Michaud, Georges Van Den Abbeele, Gregg Lambert and Ian James, have been invited to reflect on the force of Nancy's "deconstruction" and how it has affected, or will affect, the ways we approach many of the most pertinent topics in contemporary philosophy. The collection also includes Jean-Luc Nancy's previously unpublished 'Dialogue Beneath the Ribs', where he reflects, twenty years after, on his heart transplant.
Nancy Now will be of critical interest not only to scholars working on or with Nancy's philosophy, but also to those interested in the development and future of French thought.
Table of contents
Notes on Contributors vii
Prelude: The Silhouette of Jean-Luc Nancy x
1 Introduction: Time in Nancy 1
Irving Goh and Verena Andermatt Conley
2 Nancy’s Inoperative Community 20
3 “Literary Communism” 37
4 Monograms: Then and “Now” 59
Georges Van Den Abbeele
5 Extended Drawing 90
6 Differing on Difference 110
7 (Mis)Reading in Dis-Enclosure 127
8 Sovereignty Without Subject 152
9 Dialogue Beneath the Ribs 171
Drawing from some of the most prominent voices in contemporary continental philosophy, Nancy Now addresses an impressive range of Nancys texts and motifs. The essays included here demonstrate in new and demanding ways the continued timeliness the untimely contemporaneity of Nancys thinking.
Philip Armstrong, Ohio State University
This cutting-edge collection proves that Nancy is the thinker of our time. Nancys understanding of the present disrupts every claim of equivalence underlying the worlds political economy. Nancy Now is the constellation born from this liberating breakthrough.
Frédéric Neyrat, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Nancy Now is a collection that (re)introduces one of the most prominent figures in contemporary continential philosophy while emphasising the diachronicity of his work."
Political Studies Review