By Søren Kierkegaard
Ostensibly, A Literary Review is a simple remark through Soren Kierkegaard at the paintings of a latest novelist. On deeper degrees, in spite of the fact that, it turns into the existential philosopher's far-reaching critique of his society and age, and its apocalyptic ultimate sections encouraged the valuable rules in Martin Heidegger's influential paintings Being and Time. Embraced by way of many readers as prophetic, A Literary Review and its suggestions stay proper to our present debates on identification, habit, and social conformity.
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Ultimately, Nancy presents captivating intuitions about singularity and sense, multiplicity and praxis that represent compelling engagements with Hegel, yet he does not identify his own proposals with Hegelian thought beyond this critical requisitioning. 27 JEAN-LUC NANCY AND THE FUTURE OF PHILOSOPHY Friedrich Nietzsche Nietzsche's presence permeates Nancy's work in many ways. First, Nancy's emphasis upon finite thinking is a response to Nietzsche's demand for a seeking that demolishes the obstacles posed by universal and systematic schematics.
And humanism, despite being correct that a rethinking is essential, is mistaken to insist that only a return to something akin to Enlightenment principles could shake us out of our nihilistic stupor. He queries the value of any philosophy resulting from the seduction of a hermeneutics that would insist on the incessant possibility of "remanence", the return from or to an origin (SV: 214). Even though philosophy experiences periodic "crises" followed by a return of viable demands for sense, sense is in the crises themselves, not in the overcoming of the obstacles the crises purportedly pose.
Literature is a free event of disruption by the circulation of sense, not the mythologization of an event voiced in and by a community, which is itself an event that instantiates a moment of communal sharing by singular beings (IC: 67-9). Writing is political in its essence, Nancy maintains, because it precedes political signification and offers a pure praxis resistant to mere communication of sense (C: 386). It conveys sense in so far as it establishes the possibility of messaging, of communication, not merely this or that message.
A Literary Review (Penguin Classics) aka "Two Ages" by Søren Kierkegaard