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Phenomenology or Deconstruction?The Question of Ontology in Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Paul Ricoeur and Jean-Luc Nancy$
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Christopher Watkin

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748637591

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637591.001.0001

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Jean-Luc Nancy: Sense

Jean-Luc Nancy: Sense

(p.136) 5. Jean-Luc Nancy: Sense
Phenomenology or Deconstruction?

Christopher Watkin

Edinburgh University Press

The fifth chapter moves from Ricœur's reflections on spacing in relation to justice to Jean-Luc Nancy's postphenomenological account of spacing in relation to sense. The chapter stages an encounter between Derrida and Nancy on the subject of the latter's account of ontology as opening and exposure, presence as passage and contact as interruption. The discussion foregrounds the Nancean motif of the ‘yet without’ and understands Nancy's thought in terms of his reworking and critique of the motif of kosmos. Nancy is positioned as escaping problems of determinate judgment faced by Merleau-Ponty and Ricœur, developing a notion of universality that is ‘to be made’.

Keywords:   Sense, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Derrida, Presence, Universal

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