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The Powers of Jean-Luc Nancy's Thinkingn Encounter With: Ignaas Devisch, Jean-Luc Nancy and the Question of Community, Daniele Rugo, Jean-Luc Nancy and the Thinking of Otherness: Philosophy and Powers of Existence and Frédéric Neyrat, Le communisme existentiel de Jean-Luc Nancy

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  • Introduction: Scholarship on Jean-Luc Nancy in the English-speaking world has been growing in the past few years, but most publications have taken the form of edited collections or single journal articles.1 It is therefore encouraging to see two book-length studies published by Bloomsbury. Both books were first published in 2013 in Bloomsbury’s series “Studies in Continental Philosophy,” and appeared in paperback edition in 2014. This is, however, as far as the similarity goes. Indeed, both the focus of each work and the approach privileged by each author could not be more different. Devisch’s book focuses exclusively on Nancy’s conception of community (relying on other parts of Nancy’s oeuvre only in so far as they help illuminate this conception) and brings it to bear on the communitarianism/liberalism debate that took place in the 1980s and 1990s. In this sense, it is not a book intended for Nancy scholars and will at times appear tedious or superficial to those familiar with Nancy’s corpus. Rugo’s book, on the other hand, is presented as providing a “sustained account of the relationship between Nancy, Levinas, and Heidegger” (back cover) on the problem of otherness. Though the book contains many lucid interpretations of these three thinkers and remains accessible, it does not introduce Nancy’s thinking but rather seeks to situate it with regard to Heidegger’s and Levinas’ conception of otherness.

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    2015
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    Review
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    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3DN40953
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    Attribution 4.0 International
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    • Morin, M.-E. (2015). The Powers of Jean-Luc Nancy's Thinking. An Encounter With: Ignaas Devisch, Jean-Luc Nancy and the Question of Community, Daniele Rugo, Jean-Luc Nancy and the Thinking of Otherness: Philosophy and Powers of Existence and Frédéric Neyrat, Le communisme existentiel de Jean-Luc Nancy. PhaenEx, 10(1), 173-188. http://phaenex.uwindsor.ca/ojs/leddy/index.php/phaenex/article/view/4458
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    http://phaenex.uwindsor.ca/ojs/leddy/index.php/phaenex/article/view/4458