[Review of the book Jean-Luc Nancy: Justice, Legality and World, by edutchens]

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  • Introduction: Among the various collections of essays on Jean-Luc Nancy's work that have recently been published, this volume distinguishes itself by its focus on questions of justice and law. Certainly, as far as the incommensurability of justice or the groundlessness of law are concerned, Derrida's name comes to mind more readily than Nancy's. One could point to at least two reasons for the relative neglect of questions of justice and law in Nancy's work. The first is the somewhat elliptical nature of his remarks on justice, or on the imperative that arises out of his ontology, and the difficulty of sketching out concretely what such an imperative (\"to create a world\") would entail. The second is the more or less complete absence, in the secondary literature, of discussions of Nancy's reworking of the Kantian categorical imperative.

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    © 2012 Morin, M.-E. This version of this article is open access and can be downloaded and shared. The original author(s) and source must be cited.
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    • Morin, M.-E. (2012). [Review of the book Jean-Luc Nancy: Justice, Legality and World, by ed. B. Hutchens]. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, n.p. Retrieved from
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