JEAN-LUC NANCY (1940 - )

Faculty Page (European Graduate School)


  • Writing Upon the Limit: Writing in the Philosophy of Jean-Luc Nancy, Department of Philosophy, University of Dundee, May 13
  • Touching on: Derrida and Nancy, Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communication, Leeds University, September 14-15, 2006
  • La Déconstruction du christianisme / The Deconstruction of Christianity, Collège universitaire dominicain, Ottawa, February 24-25



  • Anthologies:
    • Le Retrait du politique.  Paris: Flammarion, 1979.
      • Retreating the Political.  By Lacoue-Labarthe and Jean-Luc Nancy.  Ed. Simon Sparks.  London: Routledge, 1997.
  • Edited Works:
    • Who Comes After the Subject?  Ed. Nancy, Eduardo Cadava, and Peter Connor.  London: Routledge, 1991.
    • Les Fins de l'homme: à partir du travail de Jacques Derrida: Colloque de Cerisy, 23 juillet-2 août 1980.  Ed. Nancy and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe.  Paris: Galilée, 1981.
  • Selected Individual Works:
    • La Création du monde, ou la mondialisation.  Paris: Galilée, 2002.
      • The Creation of the World or Globalisation.  Trans. and Intro. François Raffoul and David Pettigrew.  Albany: SUNY Press, 2007.
    • The Evidence of Film.  Bruxelles: Yves Gevaert, 2001.
    • La pensée dérobée.  Paris: Galilée, 2001.
    • L'Intrus.  Paris: Galilée, 2000.
    • Le Regard du portrait.  Paris: Galilée, 2000.
    • The Sense of the World.  Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1998.
    • Hegel: l'Inquiétude du négatif.  Paris: Hachette, 1997. 
      • Hegel: the Restlessness of the Negative.  Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2002.
    • Être singulier pluriel.  Paris: Galilée, 1996. 
      • Being Singular Plural.  Palo Alto: Stanford UP, 2000.
    • Les Muses.  Paris: Galilée, 1994. 
      • The Muses.  Palo Alto: Stanford UP, 1996.
    • The Birth to Presence.  Palo Alto: Stanford UP, 1993.
    • Corpus.  Paris: Métailié, 1992.
    • La Comparution (politique à venir).  By Nancy and Jean-Chrisophe Bailly.  Paris: Bourgois, 1991.
    • Le Poids d'une pensée.  Québec: Le Griffon d'Argile, 1991. 
      • The Gravity of Thought.  New Jersey: Humanities Press, 1997.
    • Le Mythe nazi.  By Nancy and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe.  La tour d'Aigues: L'Aube, 1991.
    • Une Pensée finie.  Paris: Galilée, 1990. 
      • A Finite Thinking.  Palo Alto: Stanford UP, 2003.
    • L'Expérience de la liberté.  Paris: Galilée, 1988. 
      • The Experience of Freedom.  Trans. Bridget McDonald.  Palo Alto: Stanford UP, 1993.
    • Des Lieux divins.  Mauvezin: T.E.R, 1987.
    • L'Oubli de la philosophie.  Paris: Galilée, 1986.
    • La Communauté désoeuvrée. Paris: Christian Bourgois, 1983. 
      • The Inoperative Community.  Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1991.
    • L'Impératif catégorique.  Paris: Flammarion, 1983.
    • Le Partage des voix.  Paris: Galilée, 1982.
    • Ego sum.  Paris: Flammarion, 1979.
    • L'Absolu littéraire: Théorie de la littérature du romantisme allemand.  By Nancy and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe.  Paris: Seuil, 1978.
      • The Literary Absolute: the Theory of Literature in German Romanticism.  Trans. Philip Barnard and Cheryl Lester.  Albany: SUNY Press, 1988.
    • Le Discours de la syncope. I. Logodaedalus.  Paris: Flammarion, 1975.
      • The Discourse of the Syncope: Logodaedalus.  Trans. Saul Anton.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 2008.
    • La Remarque spéculative (Un bon mot de Hegel).  Paris: Galilée, 1973. 
      • The Speculative Remark.  Palo Alto: Stanford UP, 2001.
    • La Titre de la lettre: une lecture de Lacan.  By Lacoue-Labarthe and Jean-Luc Nancy.  Paris: Galilée, 1973.

      • The Title of the Letter: a Reading of Lacan.  Trans. François Raffoul and David Pettigrew.  Albany: SUNY Press, 1992.


  • Archives:

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • The Literary Absolute (1978): Preface



  • Anthologies:
    • Kamuf, Peggy, ed.  On the Work of Jean-Luc NancyParagraph 16.2 (1993).
    • Sheppard D., et al., eds.  On Jean-Luc Nancy: the Sense of Philosophy.  London: Routledge, 1997.
  • Selected Individual Works:
    • Bernasconi, Robert.  "On Deconstructing Nostalgia for Community within the West: the Debate between Nancy and Blanchot."  Research in Phenomenology 23 (1993): 3-21.
    • Derrida, J.  Le Toucher: Jean-Luc Nancy.  Paris: Galilée, 2000.
    • Devisch, Ignaas.
      • "A Trembling Voice in the Desert: Jean-Luc Nancy's Re-thinking of the Space of the Political."  Cultural Values 4.2 (2000): 239-255.
      • "La 'Négativité Sans Emploi.'  Symposium 4.2 (2000):167-87.
      • Wij. Jean-Luc Nancy en het vraagstuk van de gemeenschap.  Leuven: Uitgeverij Peeters, 2003.
    • Dow, K.  "Ex-posing identity: Derrida and Nancy on the (im)possibility."  Philosophy and Social Criticism 19.3-4 (1993): 261-271.
    • Heikkila, Martta.  At the Limits of Presentation: Coming-into-Presence and its Aesthetic Relevance in Jean-Luc Nancy's Philosophy.  New York: Peter Lang, 2008. 
    • Hoolsema, Daniel, J.  "Manfred Frank, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, and Jean-Luc Nancy: Prolegomena to a French-German Dialogue."  Critical Horizons 5.1 (2004): 137-164.
    • May, Todd.  "The Community's Absence in Lyotard, Nancy and Lacoue-Labarthe."  Philosophy Today (1993): 275-284.
    • May, Todd.  Reconsidering Difference: Nancy, Derrida, Levinas, and Deleuze.  University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 1997.
    • Studies in Practical Philosophy 1.1 (1999).
    • Watkin, Christopher.  Difficult Atheism: Post-Theological Thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux.  Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2011.
    • Watkin, Christopher.  Phenomenology or Deconstruction?  The Question of Ontology in Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Paul Ricoeur, and Jean-Luc Nancy.  New York: Columbia UP, 2009.





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