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Jean-Luc Nancy is widely considered to be one of the most influential intellectuals in the world. He is a French philosopher, writer, and film theorist and Emeritus Professor at Strasbourg University. He is the author of more than one-hundred books and at least ten books have been published on his work including Jacques Derrida’s Le Toucher (2000). He has published hundreds of texts.

Nancy’s philosophy focuses on many themes and topics supreme among them include Community, Deconstruction, Ontology, Globalization, Deconstructing Christianity, Sovereignty, and Arts and Culture.

Professor Nancy has delivered two seminars on Deconstruction with Giovanni Tusa for The Global Center for Advanced Studies. He will be offering a seminar in Strasbourg in January 2019.

Major Works (selected)

  • La Remarque spéculative (Un bon mot de Hegel), Paris, Galilée, 1973.

  • La titre de la lettre, Paris, Galilée, 1973 (with Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe)

  • Le Discours de la syncope. I. Logodaedalus, Paris, Flammarion, 1975.

  • L'absolu littéraire. Théorie de la littérature du romantisme allemand, Paris, Seuil, 1978 (with Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe).

  • Ego sum, Paris, Flammarion, 1979.

  • Le partage des voix, Paris, Galilée, 1982.

  • La communauté désoeuvrée, Paris, Christian Bourgois, 1983.

  • L'Impératif catégorique, Paris, Flammarion, 1983.

  • L'oubli de la philosophie, Paris, Galilée, 1986.

  • Des lieux divins, Mauvezin, T.E.R, 1987.

  • L'expérience de la liberté, Paris, Galilée, 1988.

  • Une Pensée Finie, Paris, Galilée, 1990.

  • Le poids d'une pensée, Québec, Le griffon d'argile, 1991.

  • Le mythe nazi, La tour d'Aigues, L'Aube, 1991 (with Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe)

  • La comparution (politique à venir), Paris, Bourgois, 1991 (with Jean-Chrisophe Bailly).

  • Corpus, Paris, Métailié, 1992.

  • The birth to presence, Stanford, Stanford University Press, 1993.

  • Les Muses, Paris, Galilée, 1994.

  • Être singulier pluriel, Paris, Galilée, 1996.

  • Hegel. L'inquiétude du négatif, Paris, Hachette, 1997.

  • L'Intrus, Paris, Galilée, 2000.

  • Le regard du portrait, Paris, Galilée, 2000.

  • La pensée dérobée. Paris, Galilée, 2001.

  • The evidence of film. Bruxelles, Yves Gevaert, 2001.

  • La création du monde ou la mondialisation. Paris, Galilée, 2002.

Major works translated into English (selected)

  • The Inoperative Community (1991). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

  • The Birth to Presence (1993): Stanford University Press.

  • The Experience of Freedom (1993). Stanford University Press.

  • The Gravity of Thought (1997). New Jersey: Humanities Press.

  • Retreating the Political (1997). With Lacoue-Labarthe (edited by Simon Sparks). London: Routledge.

  • The Sense of the World (1998). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

  • Being Singular Plural (2000). Stanford University Press