Inoperative Community

Inoperative Community In this powerful work Jean Luc Nancy examines community as an idea that has dominated modern thought and traces its relation to concepts of experience discourse and the individual Contrary to popul

  • Title: Inoperative Community
  • Author: Jean-Luc Nancy Christopher Fynsk
  • ISBN: 9780816619245
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this powerful work, Jean Luc Nancy examines community as an idea that has dominated modern thought and traces its relation to concepts of experience, discourse, and the individual Contrary to popular Western notions of community, Nancy shows that it is neither a project of fusion nor production Rather, he argues, community can be defined through the political nature oIn this powerful work, Jean Luc Nancy examines community as an idea that has dominated modern thought and traces its relation to concepts of experience, discourse, and the individual Contrary to popular Western notions of community, Nancy shows that it is neither a project of fusion nor production Rather, he argues, community can be defined through the political nature of its resistance against immanent power.

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    About “Jean-Luc Nancy Christopher Fynsk

    • Jean-Luc Nancy Christopher Fynsk

      French philosopher He graduated in philosophy in 1962 in Paris In 1973, he received his doctorate with a dissertation on Kant under the supervision of Paul Ric ur His major works are Les Fins de l homme, La Communaut d s uvr e, L Exp rience de la libert and Le sens du monde



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    • “Community,” “myth,” “literature,” and “love”: four unfigurable figures that, for Jean-Luc Nancy, are articulated in their interruption, constituted by their dissolution, finding existence only in the suspension of essence. All four terms are interrogated in The Inoperative Community, parts of an attempt to push the limits of “communism,” which for Nancy “can no longer be the unsurpassable horizon of our time” (7). Nancy interrogates the totalitarian, totalizing “horizo [...]


    • AAAAAAHHHH! I learned that French philosophy is really hard to understand even when you've read lots of articles which use the dude's ideas and make them sound interesting. And then you're also left with the feeling of how can I even apply these ideas in any practical way? And why the hell am I spending days and days making notes on this shit???


    • A proposta apresentada por Nancy neste livro deve ser vista em perspectiva com as proposições de Bataille, autor explicitamente apresentado como referência, bem como com as de Blachot. Mais especificamente, ainda que com diferenças, Nancy e Blanchot dialogam com Bataille quando escreveram 'The inoperative community' e 'La communauté inavouable'.Em síntese poderíamos destacar uma pergunta-síntese dos ensaios que compõem o livro: como conceber uma comunidade composta de singularidades, cu [...]


    • A somewhat frustrating collection of papers, marred by Nancy's left-Heideggerean quirks. The section on literary communism is the highlight of the book.



    • Nancy's work should be better known, since he successfully combines a certain kind of deconstructive phenomenology that reaches back to Heidegger with an investment in Marxism, hence the question that unites the essays gathered in this book: how can we rethink community or "being-together" without falling prey to the errors of the past? The essays on literary communism and love are particularly noteworthy.


    • Some fascinating ideas - pushes the project of exorcising the vestiges of the philosophy of the subject farther than I've seen elsewhere. Difficult prose, but Nancy's main idea is repeated in each chapter, under a different guise, making the philosophy ultimately graspable for the persistent reader.


    • "The Inoperative Community" and "Literary Communism" are fantastic essays! "Shattered Love" was awful and I'm still considering "Of Divine Places." Nancy has great insights which make this book worth the read, but the criticisms of Nancy's larger project by Derrida and Critchley are on point (see "On Touching" by Derrida and the essay "With Being-With" by Critchley).


    • I need to reread this in a couple years from now when I might have read and understood Heidegger, have been immersed in Bataille and Nietzsche Otherwise its meditations are provocative and beautifully strung. I just feel I lack the muscle necessary to squeeze enough out of it.


    • I have no idea how to rate this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially Nancy's assertion that a community is embodied by its (to put it too simplistically) opening out and openness to the world, instead of an attempt to remain insular and defined by something other than said openness.


    • this is one of the most important works of social philosophy i've ever read. i've used this in like 5 different papers and it's poetic and brilliant and everything wonderful.


    • To be fair, I admit that I only read the title essay, but it was a good in'-- a little bit too much post-modern gobbly goo as P. Linebaugh would say.


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