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By Jean-Luc Nancy,Richard Rand

ISBN-10: 0823229610

ISBN-13: 9780823229611

ISBN-10: 0823229629

ISBN-13: 9780823229628

How have we notion “the body”? How do 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 observe Corpus, the identify and subject of Jean-Luc Nancy’s masterwork.

Corpus is a piece of literary strength right now phenomenological, sociological, theological, and philosophical in its a number of orientations and methods. In thirty-six short sections, Nancy bargains us immediately 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 push to the necessity for a brand new realizing of the physique. He not just tells the tale of this cultural switch but in addition explores the promise and tasks that one of these new knowing entails.

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

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