Jean- Luc Nancy

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Jean- Luc Nancy (b. 1940) is Professor of Political Philosophy and Media Aesthetics at the University of Strasbourg. He completed his doctoral dissertation in 1973 on Kant, under the supervision of Paul Ricoeur. In 1987 he received his Docteur D’Estat in Toulouse, published as The Experience of Freedom (1988; English trans. 1993). He has published more than twenty books on diverse topics of philosophy, including The Speculative Remark (1973; English trans. 2001), on G. W. F. Hegel, Le Discours de la syncope (1976) and L’Impératif catégorique (1983) on Immanuel Kant, Ego sum (1979) on René Descartes and Le Partage des voix (1982) on Martin Heidegger. Nancy has written a number of specific books on art and literature, such as Les Muses (1994), The Ground of the Image (2003; English trans. 2005) and a book on the Iranian film- maker Abbas Kiarostami, The Evidence of Film (2001). Other key works include The Inoperative Community (1982; English trans. 1991), Being Singular Plural (1996; English trans. 2000), The Creation of the World or Globalization (2002; English trans. 2007) and Noli Me Tangere: On the Raising of the Body (2008). Nancy has also collaborated with Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe on many works, including The Title of the Letter (1973; English trans. 1992).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFilm, Theory and Philosophy
Subtitle of host publicationThe Key Thinkers
PublisherAcumen Publishing Limited
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781844654406
ISBN (Print)9781844651849
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


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