The Sense of the World
- List Price: $59.95
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
- Publish date: 01/01/1998
- ISBN: 9780816626106
- ISBN10: 0816626103
In an original style befitting his search for a new mode of thought, Nancy offers fragmentary readings of writers such as Nietzsche, Hegel, Marx, Levinas, Lacan, Derrida, and Deleuze insofar as their work reflects his concern with sense and the world. Rather than celebrate or bemoan the loss of meaning, between objectivity and subjectivity. Nancy's project entails a reconception of the field of philosophy itself, a rearticulation of philosophical practice. Neither recondite nor abstract it is concerned with the existence and experience of freedom -- the actuality of existence as experienced by contemporary communities of citizens, readers, and writers.
Combining aesthetic, political, and philosophical considerations to convey a sense of the world between meaning and reality, ideal content and material form, this book offers a new way of understanding -- and responding to -- "the end of the world".