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- DescriptionFirst published in 1979 but never available in English until w, Ego Sum challenges, through a careful and unprecedented reading of Descartes's writings, the picture of Descartes as the father of modern philosophy: the thinker who founded the edifice of kwledge on the absolute self-certainty of a Subject fully transparent to itself. While other theoretical discourses, such as psychoanalysis, have also attempted to subvert this Subject, Nancy shows how they always inadvertently reconstituted the Subject they were trying to leave behind. Nancy's wager is that, at the moment of modern subjectivity's founding, a foundation that always already included all the possibilities of its own exhaustion, ather thought of the subject is possible. By paying attention to the mode of presentation of Descartes's subject, to the masks, portraits, feints, and fables that populate his writings, Jean-Luc Nancy shows how Descartes's ego is t the Subject of metaphysics but a mouth that spaces itself out and distinguishes itself.
- Author BiographyJean-Luc Nancy is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Universite Marc Bloch, Strasbourg. His wide-ranging thought is developed in many books, including The Banality of Heidegger; The Disavowed Community; Ego Sum: Corpus, Anima, Fabula; and, with Adele Van Reeth, Coming (all Fordham). Marie-Eve Morin is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alberta in Canada. She is the author of Jean-Luc Nancy and co-editor of Jean-Luc Nancy and Plural Thinking: Expositions of World, Ontology, Politics, and Sense.
- Author(s)Jean-Luc Nancy
- PublisherFordham University Press
- Date of Publication02/05/2016
- SubjectPsychology: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintFordham University Press
- Weight272 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Translated byMarie-Eve Morin
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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