Jean-Luc Nancy

Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Chair and Professor of Philosophy at The European Graduate School / EGS.

Jean-Luc Nancy

Biography

Jean-Luc Nancy (b. 1940) is a French philosopher. He is the Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Chair and a professor of philosophy at The European Graduate School / EGS. Nancy graduated with a degree in philosophy from the Sorbonne (Paris) in 1962, where he worked with Georges Canguilhem. During his time at the Sorbonne, he also worked with Paul Ricoeur, who supervised his MA thesis on Hegel’s philosophy of religion. He briefly taught in Colmar before becoming an assistant at the Institut de philosophie at the University of Strasbourg in 1968. In 1973, he completed his doctoral dissertation on Kant’s analogical discourse under the supervision of Paul Ricoeur. In the same year, Nancy became maître-assistant (later maître de conférences) at the Université des Sciences Humaines in Strasbourg, where he remained a professor until his retirement in 2002. He has been a guest professor at numerous universities, among them the Freie Universität Berlin, the University of California, Irvine, and the University of California, Berkeley.

Nancy’s research is very diverse and his work challenges the modern idea of systematicity. While he has written on numerous major European thinkers such as Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Heidegger, etc., he has also responded to many key twentieth-century French contemporaries, such as Jacques Lacan, Georges Bataille, Maurice Blanchot, and Jacques Derrida. The philosopher’s most important topics include: the question of community, the nature of the political, German Romanticism, psychoanalysis, literature, technology, and hermeneutics.

Jean-Luc Nancy began publishing his work in the 1970s. Two of his earliest books, Le titre de la lettre: Une lecture de Lacan (1972; The Title of the Letter: A Reading of Lacan) and L’absolu littéraire: Théorie de la littérature du romantisme allemand(1978; The Literary Absolute: The Theory of Literature in German Romanticism), were co-written with Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. Le titre de la lettre is a close reading of Jacques Lacan’s essay “The Agency of the Letter in the Unconscious or Reason Since Freud.” According to Nancy and Lacoue-Labarthe, the Lacanian discourse remains metaphysical because meaning is understood as the origin of the play of signifiers.

In the same period, Nancy wrote another two books entitled La remarque spéculative (1973; The Speculative Remark) and Le discours de la syncope. I. Logodaedalus (1976; The Discourse of the Syncope: Logodaedalus). In Le discours de la syncope, on Kant, Nancy deals with a similar problem: how the supposed subversion of metaphysics becomes recuperated within metaphysics? However, another important question investigated in this book is the problem of presentation (Darstellung). Together with Lacoue-Labarthe, Nancy returns to this problem in L’absolu littéraire. In this book, they address the manner in which the early German Romantics responded to the crisis of presentation. L’absolu littéraire is also important because it marks the beginning of Nancy’s thinking on the nature of the fragment and on the fragmentary demand.

In 1980, Jean-Luc Nancy and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe organised a Cérisy-Colloquium on Derrida’s work, Les fins de l’homme (The Ends of Man). This conference also constituted the beginning of an in-depth exploration of the notion of the political and a beginning for posing the question about the interconnections between deconstruction and politics. In the same year, they also formed the Centre de recherches philosophiques sur le politique. Two books, Rejouer le politique (1981) and Le retrait du politique (1983), were results of the Centre’s work (most of its important papers were translated into English in 1997 as Retreating the Political). While the Centre was closed in 1984, Nancy continued to investigate the questions of community and politics.

The result of this investigation became La communauté désoeuvrée (1986; The Inoperative Community), an examination of the idea of community. In this well-known work, “Nancy shows that [community] 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.”

In 1987, Jean-Luc Nancy became docteur d’état in Toulouse, with recognition from the jury (among the jury members were Jean-François Lyotard and Jacques Derrida). His supervisor was Gérard Granel. Nancy’s dissertation was published as L’expérience de la liberté (1988; The Experience of Freedom), a study focusing on the notion of freedom in Kant, Schelling, and Hegel. It also marks Nancy’s return to a critical engagement with Heidegger’s fundamental ontology and especially with the notion of Mitsein or “being-with.”

The most important work from this period of Nancy’s career is Être singulier pluriel(1996; Being Singular Plural), which continues to explore some of the crucial themes presented in L’expérience de la liberté and which, in addition to the same-titled essay, Être singulier pluriel, consists of five shorter essays. The key argument of the book is again that our being is always “being-with” and that our existence is always already co-existence. Together with the exploration of this central concern, Nancy engages other important topics, among them national sovereignty, war and technology, and identity politics.

In the 1990s, Nancy started a new project that he entitled “a deconstruction of Christianity.” The results were two books: La Déclosion: Déconstruction du christianisme 1 (2005; Dis-Enclosure: The Deconstruction of Christianity) and L’Adoration: Déconstruction du christianisme 2 (2010; Adoration: The Deconstruction of Christianity II). However, during this period, Nancy also experienced a serious illness. He received a heart transplant in the beginning of the 1990s in the midst of his long-term fight with cancer. His short text L’intrus (2000; The Intruder) offers a personal account of his condition, and it inspired the film of the same name directed by Claire Denis in 2004.

Alongside his collaborations with different artists (e.g., choreographer Mathilde Monnier), Jean-Luc Nancy writes on contemporary art and regularly contributes to exhibition catalogues. He has written on the artists On Kawara (Technique du présent: essai sur On Kawara; 1997) and Jean Michel Atlan (Atlan: Les Détrempes;2010), and his book L’evidence du film (2001; The Evidence of Film) is on the work of the Iranian filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami. While Nancy’s most important philosophical reflections on art can be read in the book Les Muses (1994; The Muses), he does not limit himself to theory and criticism, but has also written poetry and theatrical texts, including an adaptation of Goethe’s Faust, Part One for an installation by the artist Claudio Parmiggiani.

Works

Books

Banalité de Heidegger, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Banalité de Heidegger. Editions Galilée, 2015. ISBN: 2718609303

C’est quoi par soi-même ?, Nancy, Jean-Luc. C’est quoi par soi-même ? Editions de L’aube, 2015. ISBN: 2815911825

Le journal des phéniciennes, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Le journal des phéniciennes. Christian Bourgois Editeuer, 2015. ISBN: 2267029006

Demande : Littérature et philosophie, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Demande : Littérature et philosophie. Editions Galilée, 2015. ISBN: 2718608951

Demokratie und Gemeinschaft: Im Gespräch mit Peter Engelmann, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Demokratie und Gemeinschaft: Im Gespräch mit Peter Engelmann. Passagen Gespräche 4. Passagen, 2015. ISBN: 3709201594

L’Autre Portrait, Nancy, Jean-Luc. L’Autre Portrait. Editions Gaililée, 2014. ISBN: 2718608986

Das andere Portät, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Das andere Portät. Translated by Thomas Laugstien. Diaphanes, 2015. ISBN: 3037345756

Tu vas obéi, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Tu vas obéir. Bayard Jeunesse, 2014. ISBN: 2227487216

Die Mit-Teilung der Stimmen, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Die Mit-Teilung der Stimmen. Translated by Alexandru Bulucz. Diaphanes, 2014. ISBN: 3037343737

Vom Schlaf, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Vom Schlaf. Translated by Esther von der Osten. Diaphanes, 2013. ISBN: 3037342196

Die Lust an der Zeichnung, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Die Lust an der Zeichnung. Translated by Paul Maercker. Passagen, 2013. ISBN: 3709200776

Corpus II: Writings on Sexuality, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Corpus II: Writings on Sexuality. Translated by Anne O’Byrne. Fordham University Press, 2013. ISBN: 0823240037

L’Equivalence des catastrophes : (Après Fukushima), Nancy, Jean-Luc. L’Equivalence des catastrophes : (Après Fukushima). Editions Galilée, 2012. ISBN: 2718608633

Äquivalenz der Katastrophen: (Nach Fukushima), Nancy, Jean-Luc. Äquivalenz der Katastrophen: (Nach Fukushima). Translated by Thomas Laugstien. Diaphanes, 2013. ISBN: 303734251X

Ivresse, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Ivresse. Rivages, 2013. ISBN: 2743624655

Identité: Fragments, Franchises, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Identité: Fragments, Franchises. Galilée, 2010. ISBN: 271860820X

The Truth of Democracy, Nancy, Jean-Luc. The Truth of Democracy. Translated by Michael Naas. Fordham University Press, 2010. ISBN: 0823232441

Wanda Golonka: Tanz Ensemble Modell, Nancy, Jean-Luc, Bernhard Waldenfels, Werner Hamacher, and Nikolaus Müller-Schöll. Wanda Golonka: Tanz Ensemble Modell. Theater der Zeit, 2010. ISBN: 3940737720

Zum Gehör, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Zum Gehör. Translated by Esther von der Osten. Diaphanes, 2010. ISBN: 3037341025

Atlan: Les Détrempes, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Atlan: Les Détrempes. Preface by Jacques Polieri. Hazan, 2010. ISBN: 2754104399

Déconstruction du Christianisme: Tome 2, L’Adoration, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Déconstruction du Christianisme: Tome 2, L’Adoration. Galilée, 2010. ISBN: 2718608110

Die Anbetung: Dekonstruktion des Christentums 2, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Die Anbetung: Dekonstruktion des Christentums 2. Translated by Esther von der Osten. Diaphanes, 2012. ISBN: 3037341815

Adoration: The Deconstruction of Christianity II, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Adoration: The Deconstruction of Christianity II. Translated by John McKeane. Fordham University Press, 2012. ISBN: 0823242951

La Beauté, Nancy, Jean-Luc. La Beauté. Bayard Centurion, 2009. ISBN: 2227479124

Wahrheit der Demokratie, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Wahrheit der Demokratie. Translated by Richard Steurer. Edited by Peter Engelmann. Passagen, 2009. ISBN: 3851659058

Ausdehnung der Seele: Texte zu Körper, Kunst und Tanz, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Ausdehnung der Seele: Texte zu Körper, Kunst und Tanz. Translated by Miriam Fischer. Diaphanes, 2009. ISBN: 3037340851

On the Commerce of Thinking: Of Books and Bookstores, Nancy, Jean-Luc. On the Commerce of Thinking: Of Books and Bookstores. Translated by David Willis. Fordham University Press, 2009. ISBN: 0823230368

The Fall of Sleep, Nancy, Jean-Luc. The Fall of Sleep. Translated by Charlotte Mandell. Fordham University Press, 2009. ISBN: 0823231178

Nach der Tragödie, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Nach der Tragödie. Translated by Anette Hoffmann. Legueil, 2008. ISBN: 3981076311

Ouvertüren: Texte zu Gilles Deleuze, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Ouvertüren: Texte zu Gilles Deleuze. Translated by René Schérer. Diaphanes, 2008. ISBN: 3037340339

Noli me Tangere: On the Raising of the Body, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Noli me Tangere: On the Raising of the Body. Translated by Sarah Clift, Pascale-Anne Brault, and Michael Naas. Fordham University Press, 2008. ISBN: 0823228894

Je T’Aime, un Peu, Beaucoup, Passionnément…, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Je T’Aime, un Peu, Beaucoup, Passionnément… Bayard Centurion, 2008. ISBN: 2227478136

Le Poids d’une Pensée, l’Approche, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Le Poids d’une Pensée, l’Approche. La phocide, 2008. ISBN: 2917694017

Noli Me Tangere: Aufhebung und Aussegnung des Körpers, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Noli Me Tangere: Aufhebung und Aussegnung des Körpers. Translated by Christoph Dittrich. Diaphanes, 2008. ISBN: 3037340460

Dis-Enclosure: The Deconstruction of Christianity, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Dis-Enclosure: The Deconstruction of Christianity. Translated by Bettina Bergo, Gabriel Malenfant, and Michael B. Smith. Fordham University Press, 2008. ISBN: 0823228355

Corpus, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Corpus. Translated by Richard A. Rand. Fordham University Press, 2008. ISBN: 0823229610

The Ground of the Image, Nancy, Jean-Luc. The Ground of the Image. Translated by Jeff Fort. Fordham University Press, 2008. ISBN: 0823225402

Philosophical Chronicles, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Philosophical Chronicles. Translated by Franson Manjali. Fordham University Press, 2008. ISBN: 082322757X

Dekonstruktion des Christentums, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Dekonstruktion des Christentums. Translated by Esther von der Osten. Diaphanes, 2008. ISBN: 303734010X

Verite de la Democratie, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Verite de la Democratie. Galilée, 2008. ISBN: 2718607726

A Plus d’un Titre: Jacques Derrida, Nancy, Jean-Luc, and Valerio Adami. A Plus d’un Titre: Jacques Derrida. Galilée, 2007. ISBN: 2718607459

Philosophische Chroniken, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Philosophische Chroniken. Translated by Christoph Dittrich. Diaphanes, 2007. ISBN: 3037340290

The Creation of the World or Globalization, Nancy, Jean-Luc. The Creation of the World or Globalization. Translated by Raffoul Francois and Drew Pettigrew. State University of New York Press, 2007. ISBN: 0791470253

Listening, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Listening. Translated by Charlotte Mandell. Fordham University Press, 2007. ISBN: 0823227723

Der Eindringling, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Der Eindringling. Translated by Alexander Garcia Düttmann. Merve, 2007. ISBN: 3883961582

Juste Impossible, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Juste Impossible. Bayard Centurion, 2007. ISBN: 222747680X

The Discourse of the Syncope: Logodaedalus, Nancy, Jean-Luc. The Discourse of the Syncope: Logodaedalus. Translated by Saul Anton. Stanford University Press, 2007. ISBN: 0804753539

Tombe de Sommeil, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Tombe de Sommeil. Galilée, 2007. ISBN: 271860736X

Multiple Arts: The Muses II, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Multiple Arts: The Muses II. Translated and Edited by Simon Sparks. Stanford University Press, 2006. ISBN: 0804739544

Der Klang der Seele: Portraits, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Der Klang der Seele: Portraits. Schirmer/Mosel, 2006. ISBN: 3829602413

An Inner Silence: The Portraits of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Nancy, Jean-Luc. An Inner Silence: The Portraits of Henri Cartier-Bresson. Thames & Hudson, 2006. ISBN: 0500543178

Am Grund der Bilder, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Am Grund der Bilder. Translated by Emanuel Alloa. Diaphanes, 2006. ISBN: 3935300514

Iconographie de l’Auteur, Nancy, Jean-Luc, and Federico Ferrari. Iconographie de l’Auteur. Galilee, 2005. ISBN: 2718606649

Die Haut der Bilder, Nancy, Jean-Luc, and Frederico Ferrari. Die Haut der Bilder. Translated by Jadja Wolf and Sabine Schulz. Diaphanes, 2006. ISBN: 3935300662

Evidenz des Films: Abbas Kiarostami, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Evidenz des Films: Abbas Kiarostami. Translated by Rika Felka. Brinkmann U. Bose, 2005. ISBN: 3922660924

Sur le Commerce des Pensées: Du Livre et de la Librairie, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Sur le Commerce des Pensées: Du Livre et de la Librairie. Illustrated by Jean Le Gac. Galilée, 2005. ISBN: 271860686X

Deleuze Epars, Nancy, Jean-Luc, André Bernold, Richard Pinhas, and René Schérer. Deleuze Epars. Hermann, 2005. ISBN: 2705664874

Déconstruction du Christianisme: Tome 1, La Déclosion, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Déconstruction du Christianisme: Tome 1, La Déclosion. Galilée, 2005. ISBN: 2718606681

Chroniques Philosophiques, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Chroniques Philosophiques. Galilée, 2004. ISBN: 2718606320

Annales Bergsoniennes: Tome 2, Bergson, Deleuze, la Phénoménologie, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Annales Bergsoniennes: Tome 2, Bergson, Deleuze, la Phénoménologie. PUF, 2004. ISBN: 2130538290

Philosophische Salons: Frankfurter Dialoge 1, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Philosophische Salons: Frankfurter Dialoge 1. Edited by Elisabeth Schweeger. Belleville, 2004. ISBN: 3936298300

Singulär Plural Sein, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Singulär Plural Sein. Translated by Ulrich Müller-Schöll. Diaphanes, 2004. ISBN: 3935300220

Corpus, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Corpus. Translated by Nils Hodyas. Diaphanes, 2003. ISBN: 3935300123

Au fond des Images, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Au fond des Images. Galilée, 2003. ISBN: 2718606053

Noli Me Tangere: Essai sur la Levée du Corps, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Noli Me Tangere: Essai sur la Levée du Corps. Bayard, 2003. ISBN: 2227470763

A Finite Thinking, Nancy, Jean-Luc. A Finite Thinking. Translated by Simon Sparks. Stanford University Press, 2003. ISBN: 0804739005

Nus Sommes (la peau des images), Nancy, Jean-Luc. Nus Sommes (la peau des images). Yves Gevaert Editeur, 2003. ISBN: 2930128216

La Création du Monde ou la Mondialisation, Nancy, Jean-Luc. La Création du Monde ou la Mondialisation. Galilée, 2002. ISBN: 2718605790

Die Erschaffung der Welt oder Die Globalisierung, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Die Erschaffung der Welt oder Die Globalisierung. Translated by Anette Hoffmann. Diaphanes, 2002. ISBN: 3935300212

Hegel: The Restlessness of the Negative, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Hegel: The Restlessness of the Negative. Translated by Jason E. Smith. University of Minnesota Press, 2002. ISBN: 0816632219

A l’Ecoute, Nancy, Jean-Luc. A l’Ecoute. Galilée, 2002. ISBN: 2718605979

The Evidence of Film, Nancy, Jean-Luc. The Evidence of Film. Translated by Ch. Irrizary and V. Anderrnatt Conley. Yves Gevaert, 2001. ISBN: 2930128178

Granel: L’Eclat, Le Combat, L’Ouvert, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Granel: L’Eclat, Le Combat, L’Ouvert. 2001. ISBN: 2701129370

L ‘il y a’ du Rapport Sexuel, Nancy, Jean-Luc. L’il y a’ du Rapport Sexuel. Galilée, 2001. ISBN: 2718605685

The Speculative Remark: One of Hegel’s Bons Mots, Nancy, Jean-Luc. The Speculative Remark: One of Hegel’s Bons Mots. Translated by Celine Surprenant. Stanford University Press, 2001. ISBN: 0804737134

La Pensée Dérobée, Nancy, Jean-Luc. La Pensée Dérobée. Galilée, 2001. ISBN: 2718605529

Das nackte Denken, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Das nackte Denken. Translated by Markus Sedlaczek. Diaphanes Verlag, 2014. ISBN: 3037342080

Passages, les Ambassadeurs, Suivi de ‘Être, c’est être perçu’ , Nancy, Jean-Luc, and Jean-Claude Conesa. Passages, les Ambassadeurs, Suivi de ‘Être, c’est être perçu’. Cahiers Intempestifs, 2000. ISBN: 291169810X

La Naissance des Seins, Nancy, Jean-Luc. La Naissance des Seins. Ecole Régionale des Beaux-arts de Valence, 2000. ISBN: 2910423115

Le Regard du Portrait, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Le Regard du Portrait. Galilée, 2000. ISBN: 2718605316

Being Singular Plural, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Being Singular Plural. Translated by Robert Richardson and Anne E. O’Byrne. Stanford University Press, 2000. ISBN: 0804739749

L’Intrus, Nancy, Jean-Luc. L’Intrus. Galilée, 2000. ISBN: 2718605391

Contemporain, 1999. ISBN: 2905985399

Die Musen, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Die Musen. Translated by Gisela Febel andJutta Legueil. Jutta Legueil, 1999. ISBN: 3980424715

Los Angeles ou la Ville au Loin, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Los Angeles ou la Ville au Loin. Mille et une nuits, 1999. ISBN: 2842054008

Techno, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Techno. Edited by Michel Maffesoli. Dis Voir, 1998. ISBN: 2906571768

The Gravity of Thought, Nancy, Jean-Luc. The Gravity of Thought. Translated by Francois Raffoul Gregory Recco. Humanities Press, 1998. ISBN: 1573925667

Nium, Nancy, Jean-Luc, and François Martin. Nium. Ecole des Beaux Arts, 1998.ISBN: 2910423018

Technique du Présent: Essai sur On Kawara…., Nancy, Jean-Luc. Technique du Présent: Essai sur On Kawara…. Le Nouveau Musée-Institut d’Art Contemporain,1997. ISBN: 2905985240

Kalkül des Dichters, Nach Hölderlins Maß, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Kalkül des Dichters, Nach Hölderlins Maß. Translated by Gisela Febel. Legueil, 1997. ISBN: 3980424707

Hegel: l’Inquietude du Negatif, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Hegel: l’Inquietude du Negatif. Hachette, 1997. ISBN: 2012352340

Hegel: Die spekulative Anmerkung. Die Unruhe des Negativen, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Hegel: Die spekulative Anmerkung. Die Unruhe des Negativen. Translated by Jörn Etzold and Thomas Laugstien. Diaphanes, 2011. ISBN: 3037341637

Hegel: l’Inquietudine del Negativo, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Hegel: l’Inquietudine del Negativo. Translated by Antonella Moscati. Cronopio, 1998. ISBN: 8885414346

The Sense of the World, Nancy, Jean-Luc. The Sense of the World. Foreward and Translated by Jeffrey S. Librett. University of Minnesota Press, 1997. ISBN: 0816626103

Susanna Fritscher: Peintures, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Susanna Fritscher: Peintures. Galerie Corinne Caminade, 1996. ISBN: 2907643649

Être Singulier Pluriel, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Être Singulier Pluriel. Galilée, 1996. ISBN: 2718604700

The Muses, Nancy, Jean-Luc. The Muses. Translation by Peggy Kamuf. Stanford University Press, 1996. ISBN: 0804727805

Das Gewicht eines Denkens, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Das Gewicht eines Denkens. Translated by Cordula Unewisse. Parerga, 1995. ISBN: 3930450038

Les Muses, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Les Muses. Galilée, 1994. ISBN: 2718604441

The Experience of Freedom, Nancy, Jean-Luc. The Experience of Freedom. Translated by Bridget McDonald. Forward by Peter Fenves. Stanford University Press, 1993. ISBN: 0804721750

The Birth to Presence, Nancy, Jean-Luc. The Birth to Presence. Translated by Brian Holmes. Stanford University Press, 1993. ISBN: 0804721890

Le Sens du Monde, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Le Sens du Monde. Galilée, 1993. ISBN: 2718604077

Der Sinn der Welt, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Der Sinn der Welt. Translated by Esther von der Osten. Diaphanes, 2014. ISBN: 3037347457

Corpus, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Corpus. Seuil, 1992. ISBN: 2864243660

The Title of the Letter: A Reading of Lacan, Nancy, Jean-Luc. The Title of the Letter: A Reading of Lacan. Translated by Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, François Raffoul, and David Pettigrew. State University of New York Press, 1992. ISBN: 0791409619

The Inoperative Community, Nancy, Jean-Luc. The Inoperative Community. Translated by Simona Sawhney. Edited by Peter Connor. University of Minnesota Press, 1991. ISBN: 0816619247

La Comparution: Politique a Venir, Nancy, Jean-Luc, and Jean Christophe Bailly. La Comparution: Politique a Venir. C. Bourgois, 1991. ISBN: 2267010747

Le Mythe Nazi, Nancy, Jean-Luc, and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. Le Mythe Nazi. Monde en cours, 1991. ISBN: 2876784440

Une Pensée Finie, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Une pensée Finie. Galilée, 1990. ISBN: 2718603860

Kagiriaru shikoÌ, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Kagiriaru shikoÌ. Translated by Masato GoÌ”da. ToÌ”kyoÌ” : HoÌ”seidaigakushuppankyoku, 2011. ISBN: 4588009532

Le Poids d’une Pensee, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Le Poids d’une Pensee. Galilée, 1990. ISBN: 2706104295

Du Sublime, Nancy, Jean-Luc, Jean-Francois Courtine, et al. Du Sublime. L’Extreme Contemporain, 1988. ISBN: 2701151805

L’Expérience de la Liberte, Nancy, Jean-Luc. L’Expérience de la Liberte. Galilée, 1988. ISBN: 2718603291

Die Undarstellbare Gemeinschaft, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Die Undarstellbare Gemeinschaft. Translated by Gisela Febel. Fischer, 1988. ISBN: 392591112X

Des Lieux Divins: Suivi de Calcul du Poète, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Des Lieux Divins: Suivi de Calcul du Poète. Mauvezin T.E.R., 1987. ISBN: 2905670398

Das Vergessen der Philosophie, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Das Vergessen der Philosophie. Translated by Peter Engelmann. Passagen, 1987. ISBN: 3851654749

El Sisisi, Nancy, Jean-Luc, Michel Deutsch, et al. El sisisi. Christian Bourgois, 1986. ISBN: 2267004445

Fragment et le Herisson, Nancy, Jean-Luc et al. Fragment et le Herisson. Musée de l’Abbaye Sainte-Croix, 1986. ISBN: 2901432549

L’Oubli de la Philosophie, Nancy, Jean-Luc. L’Oubli de la Philosophie. Galilée, 1986. ISBN: 2718603097

Der Unterbrochene Mythos, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Der Unterbrochene Mythos. Edition Schwarz, 1985.

Hypnoses, Nancy, Jean-Luc, Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen, and Eric Michaud. Hypnoses. Galilée, 1984. ISBN: 2718602554

L’Impératif Catégorique, Nancy, Jean-Luc. L’Impératif Catégorique. Flammarion, 1983. ISBN: 2082127028

La Communauté Désoeuvrée, Nancy, Jean-Luc. La Communauté Désoeuvrée. Christian Bourgois, 1983. ISBN: 2267008939

Le Partage des Voix, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Le Partage des Voix. Galilée, 1982. ISBN: 2718602368

Les Méchanismes du Fascisme, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Les Méchanismes du Fascisme. 1981.

Rejouer le Politique, Nancy, Jean-Luc. Rejouer le Politique. Galilée, 1981. ISBN: 2718602236

Translations

La Naissance de la tragédie

Nancy, Jean-Luc, Michel Haar, and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, trans. La Naissance de la tragédie, by Friedrich Nietzsche. Gallimard, 1989. ISBN: 2070325423

Cours préparatoire d’esthétique

Nancy, Jean-Luc, and Anne-Marie Lang, trans. Cours préparatoire d’esthétique.Bibliothèque de l’Age d’homme, by Jean Paul. L’Age d’homme, 1979. ISBN: 8821185079

Oevres philosophiques complètes…

Nancy, Jean-Luc, Michel Haar, and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, trans. Oevres philosophiques complètes…, by Friedrich Nietzsche. Gallimard, 1977. ASIN: B0014M8VHW

Chapters

Afterword

Nancy, Jean-Luc. Afterword to Tombeau of Ibn Arabi and White Traverses, by Abdelwahab Meddeb. Translated by Charlotte Mandell. Fordham University Press, 2010. ISBN: 0823231143

Foreword

Nancy, Jean-Luc. Foreword to Enigmas: Essays on Sarah Kofman, edited by Penelope Deutscher and Kelly Oliver. Cornell University Press, 1999. ISBN: 0801481412

Preface

Nancy, Jean-Luc. Preface in Existence, Monde, Origine: Essai sur le Sens d’Etre de la Finitude, by François Rouger. L’Harmattan, 1996. ISBN: 2738440134

Preface

Nancy, Jean-Luc. Preface in Les Tableaux, by August Wilhelm von Schlegel. Translated by Anne-Marie Lang and Elisabeth Peter. C. Bourgois, 1988.

Lectures

Jean-Luc Nancy

The Techno-Economical-Machinery

04.12.2016
Jean-Luc Nancy, Claire Denis

35 Shots of Rum

27.11.2011
Jean-Luc Nancy

The Mystery of Art

14.04.2010
Jean-Luc Nancy

The Mystery of God and Man

14.04.2010
Jean-Luc Nancy

Sacred Art

14.04.2010
Jean-Luc Nancy

The Temple and the Sacred Today

14.04.2010
Jean-Luc Nancy

Man, God, Genesis and the World

14.04.2010
Jean-Luc Nancy

Reason, Sense and World

14.04.2010
Jean-Luc Nancy

Sacred World

14.04.2010
Jean-Luc Nancy

Art and the Death of God

14.04.2010
Jean-Luc Nancy

Art and Politics

14.04.2010
Jean-Luc Nancy

On Touching, Sense and Mitsein

14.04.2010
Jean-Luc Nancy

Touching Art

14.04.2010
Jean-Luc Nancy

Reason, Religion and Society

14.04.2010
Claire Denis, Jean-Luc Nancy

L’Intrus. The Intruder 3/3

09.07.2007
Jean-Luc Nancy, Claire Denis

L’Intrus. The Intruder 2/3

09.07.2007
Claire Denis, Jean-Luc Nancy

L’Intrus. The Intruder 1/3

09.07.2007
Jean-Luc Nancy

Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 7/7

05.07.2007
Jean-Luc Nancy

Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 6/7

04.07.2007
Jean-Luc Nancy

Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 5/7

04.07.2007
Jean-Luc Nancy

Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 4/7

04.07.2007
Jean-Luc Nancy

Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 3/7

03.07.2007
Jean-Luc Nancy

Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 2/7

03.07.2007
Jean-Luc Nancy

Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1/7

02.07.2007
Claire Denis, Jean-Luc Nancy

Jean-Luc Godard: Sympathy for the Devil

15.03.2006
Jean-Luc Nancy

Love and Community 10/10

10.02.2001
Jean-Luc Nancy

Love and Community 9/10

10.02.2001
Jean-Luc Nancy

Love and Community 8/10

10.02.2001
Jean-Luc Nancy

Love and Community

10.02.2001
Jean-Luc Nancy

Love and Community 7/10

10.02.2001
Jean-Luc Nancy

Love and Community 6/10

10.02.2001
Jean-Luc Nancy

Love and Community 5/10

10.02.2001
Jean-Luc Nancy

Love and Community 4/10

10.02.2001
Jean-Luc Nancy

Love and Community 3/10

10.02.2001
Jean-Luc Nancy

Love and Community 2/10

10.02.2001
Jean-Luc Nancy

Love and Community 1/10

10.02.2001
Jean-Luc Nancy

Deconstruction, Christianity & Ascension 10/10

20.01.2000
Jean-Luc Nancy

Deconstruction, Christianity & Ascension 9/10

20.01.2000
Jean-Luc Nancy

Deconstruction, Christianity & Ascension 8/10

20.01.2000
Jean-Luc Nancy

Deconstruction, Christianity & Ascension 7/10

20.01.2000
Jean-Luc Nancy

Deconstruction, Christianity & Ascension 6/10

20.01.2000
Jean-Luc Nancy

Deconstruction, Christianity & Ascension 5/10

20.01.2000
Jean-Luc Nancy

Deconstruction, Christianity & Ascension 4/10

20.01.2000
Jean-Luc Nancy

Deconstruction, Christianity & Ascension 3/10

20.01.2000
Jean-Luc Nancy

Deconstruction, Christianity & Ascension 2/10

20.01.2000
Jean-Luc Nancy

Deconstruction, Christianity & Ascension 1/10

20.01.2000