Jean-Luc Nancy and the Thinking of Otherness: Philosophy and Powers of Existence

2014.06.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniele Rugo, Jean-Luc Nancy and the Thinking of Otherness: Philosophy and Powers of Existence, Bloomsbury, 2013, 210pp., $120.00
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2014.06.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniele Rugo, Jean-Luc Nancy and the Thinking of Otherness: Philosophy and Powers of Existence, Bloomsbury, 2013, 210pp., $120.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781780936109. Reviewed by François Raffoul, Louisiana State University 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. Daniele Rugo proposes to interpret Nancy's work in light of his appropriation of Heidegger's thought, and seeks to "investigate to what extent the Heideggerian project motivates Nancy's writing," so as to reveal "the creative frictions between the two thinkers" (p. 1). The author performs this task through expert readings, comparing and contrasting Heidegger's and Nancy's thinking with respect to the motifs of the body, the world, and the with. The conceptual focus of such confrontation ultimately. . .

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