Jean-Luc Nancy: Justice, Legality and World

Jean-Luc Nancy: Justice, Legality and World

by Benjamin Hutchens (Editor)


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Before now, Jean-Luc Nancy's contributions to legal and political theory have been largely overlooked and lacking the in-depth appraisal they deserve. In this unique collection, eighteen notable Nancy scholars contextualize Nancy's work in these areas within the broad corpus of his other concerns.By emphasizing the originality of his theories in a globalizing age, each distinctive chapter provides a new and valuable insight into Nancy's legal and political philosophy. Together with his work on sense, community and art, these cutting edge contributions examine Nancy's conceptions of justice, legality and world in conjunction with the interpretation and rationality of:

- The ontology of the event.
- The form of relationality.
- The effects of globalization.
- The importance of Christianity in contemporary legal and political theory.

Including a brand new essay by Nancy himself, this collection marks an important and timely step in a rich area of study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472511799
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 07/18/2013
Series: Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Benjamin Hutchens has an Oxford D.Phil. and has been a Fulbright Scholar. He is the author of Jean-Luc Nancy and the Future of Philosophy (McGill-Queens/Acumen 2005) and Levinas (Continuum 2004).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Infinite Justice, Groundless Law and Many Worlds, B.C. Hutchens \ Part I. Justice, Incommensurability and Being \ 1. From the Imperative to Law, Jean-Luc Nancy \ 2. Being Just? Ontology and Incommensurability in Nancy's Notion of Justice, Christopher Watkin \ 3.The Just Measure, Ian James \ 4. Doing Justice to the Particular and Disctinctive: The Laws of Art, Martta Heikkilä \ Part II. Legality, Body and Language \ 5. Abandonment and the Categorical Imperative of Being, FranciosRaffoul \ 6. Illegal Fictions, Gilber Leung \ 7. Nancy Contra Rawls, B.C. Hutchens \ 8. Lapsus Linguae: The Spirit and the Letter, James Gilbert-Walsh Part III. Justice, Politics and World \ 9. Being-in-Common, or the Meaning of Globalization, Seán Hand \ 10. Nancy, Globalization and Postcolonial Humanity, Jane Hiddleston \ 11. Justice Before and Justice After: Nancy and Rancière on Creation \ 12. Being With Against: Jean-Luc Nancy on Justice, Politics and the Democratic Horizon, Oliver Marchant \ 13. Nancy, Justice and Communist Politics , Jason E. Smith \ 14. The Exigency of Thinking: Alain Badiou and Jean-Luc Nancy on "Communism", Daniel McDow \ Bibliography \ Index

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