Ego Sum: Corpus, Anima, Fabula by Jean-Luc Nancy,Marie-Eve Morin

By Jean-Luc Nancy,Marie-Eve Morin

First released in 1979 yet by no means on hand in English earlier, Ego Sum demanding situations, via a cautious and extraordinary interpreting of Descartes’s writings, the image of Descartes because the father of contemporary philosophy: the philosopher who based the edifice of information at the absolute self-certainty of a subject matter totally obvious to itself. whereas different theoretical discourses, akin to psychoanalysis, have additionally tried to subvert this topic, Nancy indicates how they regularly inadvertently reconstituted the topic they have been attempting to depart behind.

Nancy’s bet is that, in the meanwhile of recent subjectivity’s founding, a starting place that often already integrated all of the probabilities of its personal exhaustion, one other considered “the topic” is feasible. through taking note of the mode of presentation of Descartes’s topic, to the mask, photos, feints, and fables that
populate his writings, Jean-Luc Nancy exhibits how Descartes’s ego isn't the topic of metaphysics yet a mouth that areas itself out and distinguishes itself.

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