Download e-book for iPad: Corpus (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy) by Jean-Luc Nancy,Richard Rand

By Jean-Luc Nancy,Richard Rand

How have we concept “the body”? How will we imagine it anew? The physique of mortal creatures, the physique politic, the physique of letters and of legislation, the “mystical physique of Christ”—all those (and others) are integrated within the notice Corpus, the identify and subject of Jean-Luc Nancy’s masterwork.

Corpus is a piece of literary strength without delay phenomenological, sociological, theological, and philosophical in its a number of orientations and methods. In thirty-six short sections, Nancy bargains us right now an encyclopedia and a polemical program—reviewing classical takes at the “corpus” from Plato, Aristotle, and Saint Paul to Descartes, Hegel, Husserl, and Freud, whereas demonstrating that the mutations (technological, organic, and political) of our personal tradition have given upward thrust to the necessity for a brand new realizing of the physique. He not just tells the tale of this cultural switch but additionally explores the promise and obligations that the sort of new figuring out entails.

The long-awaited English translation is a daring, bravura rendering. To the name essay are extra 5 heavily comparable fresh pieces—including a observation by means of Antonia Birnbaum—dedicated largely to the legacy of the “mind-body challenge” formulated via Descartes and the problem it poses to rethinking the traditional difficulties of the corpus. The final and so much poignant of those essays is “The Intruder,” Nancy’s philosophical meditation on his middle transplant. The e-book additionally serves because the commencing circulate in Nancy’s greater undertaking referred to as “The deconstruction of Christianity.”

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