On Touching, Jean-Luc Nancy

On Touching, Jean-Luc Nancy

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show the relationship between the visceral and the imagined and, by extension, the whole of philosophy itself. Invoking Levinas, Husserl, Franck, Heidegger, Diderot, Kant and a host of other theorists, Derrida articulates the work of Nancy by working around it, in essence illuminating a text about touch by touching only the places where it is not, giving a model for the next generation of critics to follow. Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Derrida's substantial influence on how we see our world, our language, other writers and ourselves continues, and in this retranslation of his essay of 1992 he shows how his perceptions of the thought of Nancy could be useful to those who wish to practice Derridean-style work in the near future. Derrida begins with Nancy's work on temporal space and the psyche, working through a series of arguments entitled "Spacings, "This is My Body" and "The Untouchable, or the "Vow of Abstinence" to
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2005
ISBN: 0804742448 (pbk. : alk. paper)
080474243X (cloth : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 194 DER
Characteristics: xi, 377 p. ; 23 cm

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