Nancy discusses: terror in relation to religion and capitalism; the relevance of philosophy to life (whether philosophy can be a form of life); the status of god in monotheism; the relevance of "politics" as it is defined today; the "Heidegger affair" and its consequences for philosophy; war, especially in the context of the invasion of Iraq; the role of negativity in philosophical and cultural discourses; "art" and the variability of its meanings; the predominance of the metaphor of the sun. The essays can be read separately, but together they amount to the striking vision of a philosopher sensitive to the world of his times and attempting to open his own path within it.
- Paperback | 84 pages
- 133 x 203 x 6.6mm | 117.93g
- 01 Mar 2008
- Fordham University Press
- New York, United States
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the large issues of our time: the war of civilizations, the nature of politics,
war, history, life and art, as well as the nature of philosophy. They are like
brilliant and sharp crystals of philosophical thought in action, reflecting on
itself and its engagement with the world.
----Paul Patton, Philosophy, UNSW
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